on occasion of salone del mobile 2019, marni stops off on the moon to explore infinite worlds.
marni pays tribute to this universe by presenting marni moon walk: a dimension in which primitive allure blends seamlessly with imagination of the future.
the set-up envisions a sensory journey of discovery for visitors to the creative universe of marni. a path populated by furnishing accessories and designer objects, where the unpredictability of the brand’s visual language is palpable in every single detail.
with this project, marni presents a series of original products created using unexplored materials. each product is the result of the work of a community of colombian artisans which have been working with marni for many years. visitors at the marni venue in viale umbria 42 will have the chance to discover a collection of products that creatively adapt to any space, like the fun series of round formica clad wooden and metal coffee tables which evoke the shape of spaceships.
the path also features designer objects which can be exhibited as furnishings, such as tribal aliens, spaceship-shaped sculptures, sculptural coffee tables and stools in the shape of animals, made from metal sheet and hand painted.
together with these products, the space hosts a series of primitive benches and stools in wood and leather that evoke tribal totems. the area is also populated by cushions, colourful wool and natural fibre rugs, along with a special collection of glasses and blown glass bottles celebrating color.
this edition also sees the presentation of colour pvc and metal accessories, but in the form of new creations, like petite sofas, rocking chairs and an extensive selection of chaise longues which invite us to dream. seating cushions feature original patterns and sculptural lamps evoke spaceships.
this year the marni salone del mobile project supports an initiative of otb foundation: part of the profits from product sales will be donated to the “future brain” project (www.progettoheal.com) promoted by associazione heal, a socially useful npo, to support child patients at the neuro-oncological ward of the children’s hospital ospedale pediatrico bambino gesù in rome.