100 chairs in metal and multi-coloured PVC threads by Marni, exclusively for the Salone del Mobile 2012.
Made in Colombia by ex-prisoners as part of an initiative to re adjust to social and working life, the chairs are also linked to “L’Arte del Ritratto”, a photo exhibition and a video created in collaboration with photographer and filmmaker Francesco Jodice. The funds raised from the sale of the chairs will be donated to the institute ICAM of Milan – a project which allows children of imprisoned mothers to spend their youth in a family environment.
and Ivo Bisignano created a cutlery catwalk on film. Playing only for one day, during the salone di mobile 2012, perfectly dressed up cutlery walked the runway online.
“I would like to put them on a pedestal, dress them up, show all their vanity and make them the adorable stars of the day, as if they were modeling a small collection.” Ivo told me. A project I couldn’t have possibly disliked, so it came to life, inspiring a series of models in white leather that fit better than a case to the lines of knives, forks and spoons.”(read more on Vogue.It)
Photographer: Rosi di Stefan