Marni’s initial offering into the world of furniture is a line of chairs constructed by Colombian ex-prisoners. The Italian fashion house designed the 100-chair collection for this month’s Salone del Mobile in Milan (April 17 to 22) and hired a group of former Colombian prison inmates to produce them with the aim of helping them readjust to social and working life. Marni plans to use the chairs as props this Spring when it photographs its employees in Milan for a photo exhibit by filmmaker Francesco Jodice and in its offices and stores around the world. The chairs will only be sold at the Marni boutique in Milan — with proceeds donated to the institute ICAM of Milan. (FN)