Textile artist Eva Taimi (1913–1991) was a pioneer in Finnish print fabric design. After graduating from the School of Art and Design in 1937, Taimi was employed at Helsingin Taidevärjäämö Oy, where she worked for nearly ten years, including a short period as Kaj Franck’s colleague. For the next decade, Taimi was employed by Vaasan Puuvilla Oy. From 1958 onwards, Eva Taimi worked as a freelancer in Helsinki, designing patterns for kitchen towel prints for Tampella Oy, for example.
Interior decorator Maija Taimi (1915–1989) worked for the department store Stockmann and interior design store Te-Ma. Both Maija and Eva remained unmarried, and as the sisters grew older, they moved into their childhood home in the Töölö district of Helsinki.
The Eva and Maija Taimi fund supports members of the textile artists’ association, Tekstiilitaiteilijat TEXO ry, and the Finnish association of interior architects, Sisustusarkkitehdit SIO ry.