style in the sandbox...
Today we're meeting at the playground. But this is no ordinary playground!
Marni designed this super stylish sandy playground for Milan design week that's filled with brightly coloured furniture and toys made using traditional weaving.
The Marni Playland is made up of several different areas – marked out by brightly coloured circles of sand. In each, there are abstract reinterpretations of traditional playground equipment like swings and basketball hoops, as well as outdoor games like ring toss and push toys.
Each piece has been left for visitors to interpret as they see fit, with many objects designed to encourage play – like bright cones and hoops, or purposefully oversized baskets.
For those who wanted to settle down in the sand, there are also picnic blankets designed for the playground.
Scattered alongside the toys is furniture by the label, including rocking chairs, stools and seating with roofs. There are also armchairs that have scoop-shaped baskets attached to the arms, like miniature basketball hoops.
Marni worked with craftswomen in Colombia to create the collection, which is made from metal, painted wood and woven PVC cord. The furniture features brightly coloured checkerboard and striped patterns.
Marni plans to donate proceeds from sales of limited-edition products to children's charity Only the Brave, and will also host a children's workshop in the space.
Chairs and marni. Oh what happy post...