Monday, May 07, 2012

MILAN: Furniture Fair - Marni

 Marni.  The clothing company Marni for the Furniture fair presented a collection of 100 chairs made in Colombia by ex-prisoners. This Marni venture aims to reinforce the prisoner’s resettlement into social and working life. All chairs consist of metal structure and multi-colored PVC threads featured on the backs and armrests. A common seat in Colombian local families, re-interpreted by Marni, who modified the woven pattern and created new color variations. The project reaffirms Marni’s involvement with charitable initiatives. The funds raised from the sale of the chairs will be donated to the institute ICAM of Milan - a project that allows children of imprisoned mothers to spend their youth in a family environment.

 Carolina Castiglioni

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