By Kupluthai Pungkanon
The Sunday Nation
BACK BY popular request, the Marni Market is making a second appearance in Thailand, this time in the Emporium’s Motion Hall until February 13.
Eye-catching quirky designs by Italian high-end fashion house Marni – inspired by city markets around the planet – carry a world of charm, each element reflecting the brand’s aesthetic of harmonious balance in shapes, materials and colours.
Picnic basket of vinyl and metal in red, brown or blue, Bt16,000
The pop-up shop has its products set “outdoors”, as if amid nature, and inside a makeshift house made of wrought iron and lacquered wooden panels, typical of Marni architecture.
Marni designers love to experiment with materials and colours, and now they’ve made available hip chairs of hand-woven PVC and colourful picnic baskets fashioned by Colombian craftspeople.
Shopping bag of woven polypropylene, Bt4,900
Individuality emerges in striped cotton totes, vinyl bags with unique prints and graphics, animal pins, decorated thermoses and, for the first time in Thailand, the Marni Wooly Friends – a limited-edition collection of wool and metallic animals in a range of vibrant hues.