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AUCTION / International Creatives for Ukraine

Marcin Rusak spearheads an online design auction to raise rapid funds for the refugees of war.

14th – 31st March 2022

By TDE Editorial Team / 14th March 2022
Bethan Laura-Wood, 'Blooms for Ukraine', 2022. (Starting price €???) COURTESY: Bethan Laura-Wood

Bethan Laura Wood, ‘Blooms for Ukraine’, 2022. (Starting price €330)
COURTESY: Bethan Laura Wood

AS THE WHOLE of Europe seeks ways to support the refugees fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Polish designer Marcin Rusak and his studio have just launched their online initiative, International Creatives for Ukraine.

Marcin Rusak Studio, 'Tephra Vase 000', 2022. (Starting price €2000) COURTESY: Marcin Rusak Studio

Marcin Rusak Studio, ‘Tephra Vase 000’, 2022. (Starting price €2,000)
COURTESY: Marcin Rusak Studio

This online charity auction, running on Instagram until 31st March, gathers works by widely acclaimed creatives such as Formafantasma, Faye Toogood, Bethan Laura Wood, DRIFT, Martino Gamper and many others.

Martino Gamper, 'Arnold Circus Stool', 2006. (Starting price €???) COURTESY: Martino Gamper

Martino Gamper, ‘Arnold Circus Stool’, 2006. (Starting price €60)
COURTESY: Martino Gamper

The proceeds from the auction will go to one of the leading NGOs supporting refugees, Poland-based Fundacji Ocalenie (Rescue Foundation). The organisation offers help to refugees and migrants in Poland by providing them with support on all fronts – from organising housing and distributing food and essentials, to assistance with paperwork and integration into local communities.

Formafantasma, 'Yellow vase from the ‘Clay’ collection for Bitossi', 2019. (Starting price €250) COURTESY: Formafantasma

Formafantasma, ‘Yellow vase from the ‘Clay’ collection for Bitossi’, 2019. (Starting price €250)
COURTESY: Formafantasma

Alongside individual designers and private collectors, some galleries such as Sarah Myerscough Gallery, Egg Collective and Spazio Nobile have donated pieces, as well as architectural products manufacturer, Brent Dzekciorius Dzek. The list of collaborators so far, is below.

Glithero, 'Blueware Lampshade', 2022. (Starting price €770) COURTESY: Glithero

Glithero, ‘Blueware Lampshade’, 2022. (Starting price €770)
COURTESY: Glithero

Andrii Dostliev & Lia Dostlieva, Alicja Biała, Aneta Regel, BRH+ Marco Rainò & Barbara Brondi, Ben Storms, Bennet Schlesinger,Bethan Laura Wood, Blue Green Works, Carwan Gallery, Chmara.Rosinke, Constantine Lisakovskiy, Dzek presents Formafantasma,Dzek presents Max Lamb, ELOA, Egg Collective, Formafantasma, Garde presents Julie Nelson, Garde presents Arno Declercq,Garde presents Alexa Lixfeld, Giorgio Romani, Glithero, In Common With, Kasia Michalski presents Katarzyna Mirczak, Kukka, Lane,Walkup, Liam Lee, Llot Llov, Lyk Carpet, Leica Gallery presents Sonia Szóstak, Marcel Kaczmarek, Marcin Rusak Studio, MariaJeglińska, Martino Gamper, Matter Made presents Simone Bodmer Turner, MDR Gallery presents Attua Aparicio, Pelle, ProfessorStefan Ficner, Raman Tratsiuk, Rooms, Rosa Nguyen, Sarah Myerscough Gallery presents Marlène Huissoud, Soft Baroque, SophieLou Jacobsen, Spazio Nobile Gallery presents François Azambourg, Studio Drift, Studio Rygalik, Studio Truly Truly, Studio b severin,Tessa Silva, Themes & Variations presents Fornasetti & Umberto Bellardi Ricci.

Studio Drift, 'Dandelight', 2007. (Starting price €200) COURTESY: Studio Drift / PHOTOGRAPH: Ronald Smits, Juuke Schoorl

DRIFT, ‘Dandelight’, 2007. (Starting price €200)
COURTESY: DRIFT / PHOTOGRAPH: Ronald Smits, Juuke Schoorl

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