Marni's New Line of Chairs Was Made by Ex-Prisoners
>> Marni is entering the furniture business with a line of chairs — but instead of plush chaise lounges upholstered with its signature prints, it hired ex-prisoners to make metal chairs covered in multicolored plastic netting. br> The Italian fashion house designed the 100-chair collection for this month's Salone del Mobile in Milan (April 17 to 22) and hired a group of former Colombian prison inmates to produce them with the aim of helping them readjust to social and working life. br> Marni will use the chairs as props this Spring when it photographs its employees in Milan for a photo exhibit by filmmaker Francesco Jodice and in its offices and stores around the world. The chairs will only be sold at the Marni boutique in Milan — with proceeds donated to the institute ICAM of Milan — but you can take a look at all of them in the gallery.