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GlasLove: A Charity Auction Featuring Glass Objects

09.20.16 | By
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When you think of the characteristics of glass, both strong and fragile probably come to mind. The same can be said for those battling cancer, which is why it was chosen as the material for Luminaire’s 4th fundraising auction benefitting cancer research. Nasir and Nargis Kassamali, the founders of Luminaire, are hosting GlasLove, which has partnered with auction house Phillips to sponsor an online and live auction to benefit the Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute at Sylvester.

The auction is being made possible by some of the world’s top designers and manufacturers, including nendo, Marcel Wanders, Glas Italia, Naoto Fukasawa, Nao Tamura, Lasvit, Arcade, and Venini, who’ve donated one-off, limited edition, or prototype works that are made of glass.

The auction runs through October 11th, 2016 and you can see all of the items available here.

Soft Tables by nendo for Glas Italia \\\ Photo by Kenichi Sonehara

Soft Tables by nendo for Glas Italia \\\ Photo by Kenichi Sonehara

Window Table by nendo for Glas Italia \\\ Photo by Konichi Sonehara

Window Table by nendo for Glas Italia \\\ Photo by Konichi Sonehara

Slide Collection by nendo for Glas Italia \\\ Photo by Konichi Sonehara

Slide Collection by nendo for Glas Italia \\\ Photo by Konichi Sonehara

Layers by nendo for Glas Italia

Layers by nendo for Glas Italia

Bent Glass Bench by Naoto Fukasawa for Glas Italia

Bent Glass Bench by Naoto Fukasawa for Glas Italia

And Time by Tadao Ando for Venini

And Time by Tadao Ando for Venini

Annular by Todd Bracher

Annular by Todd Bracher

Sphere Chandelier, Candy Collection by Fernando and Humberto Campana

Sphere Chandelier, Candy Collection by Fernando and Humberto Campana

Vase 2, Candy Collection by Fernando and Humberto Campana

Vase 2, Candy Collection by Fernando and Humberto Campana

Meteor by Ivan Baj for Arcade

Meteor by Ivan Baj for Arcade

Prism Partition 1 by Tokujin Yoshioka for Glas Italia

Prism Partition 1 by Tokujin Yoshioka for Glas Italia

Unique Vase designed and donated by Marcel Wanders

Unique Vase designed and donated by Marcel Wanders

Mirror Bell Table by Sebastian Herkner for Classicon

Mirror Bell Table by Sebastian Herkner for Classicon

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.