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Marni’s Animal House Collection

Some of the best things are discovered by surprise and Marni’s ‘Animal House’ collection was certainly one of the hidden treasures of Salone del Mobile. One afternoon while walking to the Metro from our Milan apartment near Viale Umbria, we peeked into the Italian fashion label’s showroom to find one of the most lively and playful installations of Milan’s design week. This is the third year Marni has continued its charitable initiatives in Colombia and this time local women have created the limited edition collection of handwoven furniture, tables and sculptures with Marni’s design team. A cast of animals, from flamingoes to giraffes to ostriches is scattered throughout the cavernous wharehouse space and accompanies the very beautiful and completely irresistable, colour-blocked chairs which have been woven with PVC thread on metal frames.