Animal House by Marni: Milan preview

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Photos by Mauricio Rivera

For Salone next month, Italian fashion label Marni will present Animal House at Viale Umbria 42, a festive caravansary in which giraffes, ostriches, rabbits, ducks, donkeys and flamingos, made of metal and bright coloured PVC, will take over the space, joining the products of the brand's limited edition charity project.

Marni has collaborated with a group of Colombian women to create handmade pieces that use asymmetry, the leitmotif of the project, to generate spatial figures.

Traditional chairs with two armrests are pulled together with one armrest styles, set either on the left or the right side, and with small benches, allowing different compositions. Tables can be grouped together too. Chaise lounges and rocking chairs complete the collection.

The freedom of choosing different compositions links the project to the ethos of Marni's ready-to-wear and accessories collections.

As in Marni's previous Salone editions, Animal House has also been made in Colombia. This year’s limited edition was handcrafted by women who gained independence and emancipation through their work. Part of the revenues will be donated to associations helping terminally ill children.