Chairs by Marni
Many fashion houses seem to make their way into the furniture market in recent years and during this year’s Milan Furniture Fair italian fashion brand Marni joined the fad.
Shown in the central Milan Marni Boutique, the collection consist of 100 chairs constructed from salvaged metal frames and wrapped in PVC threads in various colours and patterns.
Marni being very conscious of social issues, has been working with local charities in San Gil, Columbia to employ former prisoners and help them settle back into social and working life. The fashion house has made a collaboration with the ex-prisoners and every single chair from the collection is constructed by hand as part of the rehabilitation programme. Furthermore all proceeds from the programme will be donated to the Milan ICAM Institute which helps children of imprisoned mothers to spend their first years in safe family environments.
While the construction of the wrapped metal chairs is traditional columbian, the patterns and colours of the threads were designed by Marni.
The chairs are one-offs and are only sold from the boutique in Via della Spiga 50, Milan.
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Story by: Sofie Brünner
Photographs by: Sofie Brunner