OUT/ABOUT: MILAN 2014 – Marni’s ‘Animal House’
Italian fashion house Marni have brought their ‘Animal House’ to life at this year’s Salone del Mobile Milan with a fruitful co-lab with a group of Columbian women striving for financial independence, who live in and around Iza in the rural Andean region. A carnival of creatures, donkeys, giraffes, ducks, flamingos, ostriches, rabbits and chickens strut their stuff while an audience of vibrantly woven chairs watch on.
With personality PLUS these handcrafted limited edition magnificent creatures are obviously South American by nature; bright and resourceful with a hint of piñata about them that would bring the party to any interior. The collection is playful with one armed chairs leaning into each other’s confidence, lazy sun lounges lolling about, tables in checkerboard configurations and jaunty rocking chairs whistling dixie. Oversized one off animals puffed up with importance hold court – this is a catwalk of sorts in full swing!
We applaud Marni for talking the talk and walking the walk with impeccable style as always. Keeping it real all proceeds go to Associazione Sogni, an Italian charity devoted to helping terminally ill children.