Italian fashion house Marni will present, during Salone del Mobile 2012 (the furniture fair in Milan), a collection of 100 chairs which have been made in Colombia by ex-prisoners. This venture aims to reinforce the prisoners' resettlement into social and working life. All chairs consist of metal structure and multi-colored PVC threads featured on the backs and armrests.
The chairs are linked to the “L’Arte del Ritratto” project through a photo exhibition created in collaboration with photographer and filmmaker Francesco Iodice. The chairs are used as backgrounds for a series of portraits of Marni teams from different departments.
The collection of 100 chairs and the photo exhibition will be presented at the Marni boutique in Milan and its adjacent courtyard.
All photos will be published on ANTICAMERA2, Marni’s online magazine during the Salone del Mobile 2012.
The amount raised from the sale of the chairs will be entirely donated.