March 26, 2017

Design for Progress Launches Benefit Auction

Grain Drum 33″ by Brendan Ravenhill Studio

Design for Progress has launched a spring benefit auction of high-end furniture and objects to support the ACLURun for SomethingSierra Club, and Campaign Legal Center. Launched by Sight Unseen editors Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer, Design for Progress aims to unite the design community by providing financial assistance to progressive causes.

Wu Side Tables / Stools by Egg Collective.

“Sight Unseen has always been about providing inspiration and creating a platform for unheard voices,” says Khemsurov. “We plan to use that platform for a different cause, by providing assistance to causes that will be under attack under America’s new administration.”

Arctic Smoke Chair by Farrah SitChiyome.
Fade Series by MMATERIAL.

The auction, hosted by Paddle8, will showcase over 40 works by top designers that have been specially commissioned and are one-of-a-kind, editioned, or rare prototypes—altogether valued at nearly $100,000. Featured objects include a geometric table lamp by Kelly Wearstler, a series of limited-edition pendants by Lindsey Adelman, a glass-blown vase by Thaddeus Wolfe for R & Company, and a one-of-a-kind Column Table Lamp with ombre finish by Apparatus.

The auction launches on March 24 and will remain open until April 7. See the auction here.

Wire Side Table by Iacoli & McAllister.
Cleo Desk Lamp by Kelly Wearstler.

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