Inspired by the eclectic markets of Bogotá, Colombia, Marni‘s installation for Milan Design Week boasts bold colors and shapes from the exotic faraway land.
The Marni Mercado de Paloquemao is linked to the theme of the Expo Milano 2015, offering unique pieces released in several colors as well as a banquet where fruits can be tasted. Fruits become sculptures in metal and pvc, which may turn into containers, in larger sizes, or decorative items for centerpieces, in smaller sizes.
The set-up of the installation invites conviviality. The large table, enriched by the shapes of exotic fruits, is setup with tin plates hand decorated with Marni’s archive motifs. Around the table, you can see the new Marni chairs made of metal and bright pvc weavings, whereas stools of various shapes, colors and woven patterns complete the collection.
Marni expresses certain freedom in her compositions, where each combination is unique and unexpected and allows the viewer to expand its concept of design to incorporate latin components.