Charitable, cool and collaborative – 100 chairs.

As you may well know by now, Marni can do no wrong in my eyes – this project just reinforces that fact. “L’arte del Ritratto” is a photographic exhibition depicting Marni world. A project in collaboration with photographer and filmmaker Francesco Jodice, that continues, his artistic research based on the work of cataloging: the chairs, made by colombian ex-prisoners, became the stage where Marni employees pose: a tribute dedicated to them destined to last over time.

I LOVE these chairs that look perfect for sitting pretty outside during sunny summer months and the fantastic colour combinations of each chair – it’s what MARNI always does so well. Created from PVC threads onto a metal structure, this everyday chair has been elevated to high fashion status but not without giving back to the community. The funds raised from the sale of the chairs will be donated to the institute ICAM of Milan – a project which allows children of imprisoned  mothers to spend their youth in a family environment.

This collection of 100 chairs are being shown in Milan currently at the Marni boutique for the Milan Design Fair/ Salone. Must admit I wish I was in Milan currently, it is three years now since my first Salone and I’m having withdrawals….The exhibition which includes the chairs themselves, the photographs and a video will be touring to various Marni boutiques worldwide where local teams will have their chance to sit pretty. I’m hoping it comes to London.

For more in formation visit ANTICAMERA, Marni’s quarterly online magazine.


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