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OMA Creates Prada’s Ideal House

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On Sunday Miuccia Prada put more than menswear on her runway in Milan. Her models, clad in the house’s new take on “normal” clothing, ambled through a set dotted with sleek, geometric furniture and everyday objects rendered in bold, primary colors, created by Rem KoolhaasOffice for Metropolitan Architecture, or OMA.

The staging was called the Ideal House, and it was a fully furnished modern home, but one with an audience, a runway wrapped around it, and “windows” projected on the walls with scenes of the outside world. It was the latest in many intricate and avant-garde pairings between Prada and OMA, which have previously seen 1950s-style foam cars as the set of the retro-inspired fall 2012 collection.

While the blue foam armchairs and plexiglass tables were just as covetable as the season’s clothing, design collectors and Prada-philes alike will have to wait to create an ideal home all their own. The 12-piece furniture collection, designed by OMA for Knoll, will debut at the Salon Internazionale del Mobile in Milan in April.

To see the furniture on the runway, click on the slideshow.

–Heather Corcoran

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