The contribution of the Italian brand Marni to the Salone de Mobile de Milão – which will take over the city until the 13th of this month - was a picturesque fashionista home / farm. The house, comprising of just one floor, with colored windows and doors at Viale Umbria, entitled ‘Animal House’, featured a number of animals, from ostriches to flamingos, giraffes and monkeys made rom PVC pipes.

Despite all this enchantment, the animals were merely supporting artists to the main line of furniture for sale in the space. Handwoven chairs, armchairs, chaise longues and coffee tables developed in partnership with women from a Colombian tribe were the main protagonists.

This work is allowing the women to gain independence, raise their children and support themselves. To stimulate and disseminate their technique, Marni is hiring them to create that extra special line of furniture. As well as being beautiful, the chairs and chaises are adaptable to any space, since they can be assembled together or separately. Everything, of course, maintains Marni’s trademark bright colours, with all profits going to the Colombian women.