Virgil Abloh Auctions Custom MARKERAD Chair in Support of Black Lives

Part of a month-long auction from Design Yard Sale.

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In support of the Black Lives Matter movement, Virgil Abloh is joining a handful of other artists and designers in an auction held by Design Yard Sale to raise money for various organizations that support the fight against racism. Abloh himself will be offering a custom MARKERAD chair from his collaboration with IKEA, featuring illustrations in the creative’s signature black marker style, along with both his name and the winners name signed on it.

Other participating designers and creatives participating include Benjamin Edgar Gott, Jerome Byron, Snarkiteture, Jeffrey Halstead, and Oana Stanescu and Dong Ping Wong, two New York-based architects who had previously designed various Off-White retail stores.

“The active effort against racism has to be continuously sustained in different forms, on different fronts,” said Stanescu. “DYS’s contribution of all proceeds to the Bail Project and Colloquate is a direct way to both support these impactful organizations, as well as spread the importance of their anti-racist mission. It is telling in many ways that such immediate actions in the architecture field come from and are organized by students and I hope this initiative is just the beginning.”

The auction is now underway, with a starting bid for Abloh’s custom-illustrated chair at just $1 USD. Head over to Design Yard Sale’s website to bid or learn more.

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