Have a Seat! It's by Marni.
For this year's Salone del Mobile - the prestigious furniture & design fair held annually in Milan - Marni will present a collection of 100 chairs made in Columbia by ex-prisoners as part of a project to resettle them and integrate them back into society. The style of chair is a common sight in most Columbian homes and has been re-interpreted by Marni in a modified weave and a variety of innovative colorways.
The chairs also provide a background for a series of portraits shot by photographer & filmmaker Francesco Jodice, "L'Arte del Ritratto", and will be featured on Marni's e-mag, ANTICAMERA2. Funds raised from the sale of the chairs will be sale donated to the institute ICAM of Milan - a project which allows children of imprisoned mothers to spend their youth in a family environment.
- Lesley Scott