The brains behind Marni’s quirky, chic fashion have been busy lately – the label recently launched their very first fragrance, turned out a stellar fall collection, and now they’re putting their focus into furniture. Specifically, Marni has created a charitable project called “100 Chairs: L’Arte Ritratto,” which aims to support the resettlement of prisoners into a fresh social and working world. The expertly designed chairs are all handmade by Colombian prisoners, staying true to the modern lines that Marni has become so famous for in fashion. Each piece, made from woven PVC and metal, will be available for sale in April. And though the project was presented last year during Art Basel in Miami, the Design Museum in London has now nominated “100 Chairs” for their Designs of the Year 2013 award.
As the first and only fashion brand to be nominated in this furniture category, it’s clearer now more than ever that there’s nothing this Italian import can’t do.