Design Miami 08: more than 50 paper objects created by artists and designers including Ingo Maurer, Ron Arad, Zaha Hadid, Amanda Levete and Yves Behar were sold at a charity auction held by Miami design store Luminaire yesterday.
Proceeds from the auction will help to fund the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Top image: Paper Elephant by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. Above: Kiss by Constantin and Laurene Boym, made from fashion magazine and wire.
Here is a selection of the designs; all objects in the auction can be seen on the Luminaire website here.
The following information is from Luminaire:
In 2006, Luminaire hosted PUPPYLOVE during Art Basel Miami Beach. We invited over 335 of the world’s most famed designers, artists, and architects to participate in this extraordinary international event. Above: In-Out by Antonio Citterio
A 3D plastic puppy was provided to each of the participants as a blank canvas. These amazingly inspired puppies were auctioned, raising $450,000 to fund the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the foremost Cancer research facilities. Above: Snow Flower by Tokujin Yoshioka
This year, Luminaire is continuing its unending quest of finding a cure for cancer and will be hosting PAPERLOVE where we will auction one-of-a-kind pieces of art with the main medium as paper from world-renowned designers, architects and artists. Above: Untitled by Patricia Urquiola
Just think about how amazing paper really is. You can write, draw, paint and print on it; you can cut and fold it; you can mold it. Above: A4 lantern by Naoto Fukasawa
In the West, however paper is often thought of as a disposable commodity, not intended to last much longer than today’s newspaper. This is why those of us at Luminaire feel it is time that we took stock and looked at paper anew. Above: Newspaper table by Ernst Gamperl
All proceeds from the auction will again go to fund the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. We look forward to making a significant contribution toward finding a cure as we unite for the single cause of conquering cancer through art and design. Above: Package by Konstantin Grcic
Above: Paper Heart by Ron Arad
Above: Papier cube by Yves Behar, made from crumpled paper and glue.
Above: Paper vase by Tord Boontje
Above: Apocalyptic Lovers by Dai Fujiwara + Issey Miyake Creative Room
Above: Father and Daughter 2008 by Piet + Widukind Stockmans, a book with blue and white porcelain pages.
Above: Paper Relief of Model of Neues Stadt-Casino, Basel, by Zaha Hadid
Above: Komorebi by Takenobu Igarashi, made from laser-cut paper enclosed in plexi-glass
Above: Folding Balloon by Kengo Kuma
Above: Repeat by Amanda Levete, made from looped strips of paper enclosed in plexi-glass
Above: 1/52 Weeks by Jean-Marie Massaud
Above: Light-Hearted by Ingo Maurer
Above: Fragile Stilthouse for Paperlove by Arne Quinze
Above: Death is my Friend by Marcel Wanders
Above: SOL Light by Piero and Francesco Lissoni