Italian fashion brand Marni will be presenting its 2013 edition of its praised “100 chairs” project and "Abi-tanti. The migrating multitude,” a project of the Education Department of the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, at viale Umbria 42 in Milan, Italy from April 9 – 14, 2013 during Salone del Mobile 2013.
The "Abi-tanti" project (the Italian word for inhabitants), conveys the idea of urban living rooms exploring the concepts of identity and encounters with other beings – alien to be exact. According to Marni, "The Inhabi-tants are small objects in form of humanoids/robots with arms, bodies, heads and feet made out of industrial waste in the shape of small sticks, spheres, semi-spheres and cubes."
For those interested in getting their hands dirty, so to speak, there will be a workshop held on April 13th and 14th at Spazio MARNI in viale Umbria 42. Participants will get the chance to create their own version of "Inhabi-tants" using recycled materials, as well as waste fabrics and components of some of the Marni collections. Marni is committed to using recycled materials and being involved in charitable initiatives through its involvement in such projects.
Check out more images of the chairs below.
– Staff Writer
Images courtesy of KARLA OTTO