“100 Chairs” Campaign

You may have heard about Italian fashion label Marni’s campaign to help Columbian ex-prisoners integrate back into everyday life by crafting furniture. Launched in 2012, “100 Chairs” turned out 90 metal-frame chairs—including chaise-lounges and rocking chairs—and 10 tables in its first iteration. Reissued for 2013, the collection was nominated for the London-based Design Museum’s 2013 Designs of the Year competition in the furniture category. The limited-edition series is offered in seven models, all featuring Marni-designed threaded-PVC patterns and colorways. Proceeds from the furniture sales go to ICAM of Milan, which allows mothers in prison to keep their young children with them in order to provide care.

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