Milan 2018 – Forget digital-sharing culture, Marni shines a light on the human-based and analogical sharing-culture of Colombia. The Las Veredas brand-new collection of handcrafted furniture, hammocks and home accessories invites to discover the convivial microcosms of Colombian villages.
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Las Veredas supports La casa sull’albero by Piccolo Principe S.C.S Onlus, a non-profit association looking after kids and their future families embarking the adoption and custody bureaucratic hurdles.
The new collection is inspired by Veredas’ humble, yet vibrant vibe. Veredas are small Colombian settlements centred around a street or a cross where rural communities welcome guests to discover a world of colours and folklore.
Marni teamed up with these communities to create a collection powered by a playful and experimental approach. The brand’s chair collection is reinterpreted. Back rests blossom into peacock tail-like designs. PVC weavings give space to sinuous loom-crafts.
Papier-mâché hens handmade by the women of the Villanueva village recreate the rural and laid-back mood of Colombian barnyards. Each piece takes at least 4 days to be completed.
The colorful baskets of the Las Veredas collection are made from weaving willow trees branches and roots according to the centenary tradition of the ancient Ibagué city in the Tolima region. Women in the Curitì in the Santander district hand-craft agave plants to create a 100% organic strong textile for colored resistant bags.
Las Veredas – All photos: © stefanocandito.com, courtesy of Marni.