Mercado de Paloquemao


During the Milan Design Week 2015, fashion brand Marni created a colourful installation inspired by the vibrant markets of Bogota, Colombia. 

The Marni Mercado de Paloquemao links well to the theme of the Expo Milano 2015 which explores the relationship between food and the arts – showcasing limited edition woven furniture, tableware and a sculptural banquet of fruit pieces in an array of colours in PVC and metal. 

The exhibition gives the chance for visitors to be transported into Marni’s tropical world, given a taster visually, and literally, of their take on the dynamic South American country.

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, colours 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.


Project: Mercado de Paloquemao

Location: Marni Showroom, Milano, Italy

Architects: Marni, Milano, Italy

Technical info: PVC and metal

Picture credits: Marni

Website: www.marni.com