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Fashion brand Marni showcased the charity project “Marni: 100 chairs” during the Salone del Mobile 2012, followed by an appearance at Art Basel and Design Miami.

Made in Colombia by ex-prisoners, the seating collection features a metal structure and woven multi-colored PVC threads on the backs and armrests, a style of furniture common with Colombian families, reinterpreted by Marni re-interpreters by modifying the woven pattern and creating new color variations.

 

The venture aims to support the resettlement of prisoners into social and working life, and will exhibit two styles at the Design Museum from March 20 – July 7th, with ‘IN-HABI-TANT.’

On April 13th and 14th a workshop will be held at Spazio MARNI in viale Umbria 42 where recycled materials, as well as fabrics and components of bijou, part of the Marni collections, can be assembled to build a new Inhabi-tant. The chairs of Marni and the Inhabi-tants come from faraway and peacefully invade the spaces.TSA_DESIGN_MARNI_100chairs_01