Sunday, April 22, 2012

Italian fashion house and Columbian ex-cons team up at Milan's Salon del Mobile

The Italian fashion house Marni is making a foray into furniture design. The label will present a collection of 100 colourful chairs at this year's Salon del Mobile in Milan as part of a charitable initiative. The chairs, made of bright strands of woven PVC threads on metal frames, were crafted by Columbian ex-prisoners as part of a social rehabilitation programme. The chairs are selling for between 200-450 with the proceeds going to ICAM, a support group for the children of imprisoned mothers.
Image: Marni's range of chairs made by ex-prisoners