GlasLove, an New Online Auction by Luminaire, Launches

GlasLove, an online auction by Luminaire, launches today. Exquisite works in glass, donated by leading designers and manufacturers, will be up for bid.

Among the items for auction will be Pair Chairs, designed by Nendo for Glas Italia.

Courtesy Kenichi Sonehar

“Design is a language,” says Nasir Kassamali, cofounder of Luminaire, “and as such, when used with passion, it improves and affects people’s lives.” So, he explains, it was natural that he and his wife, Nargis, have turned to designers three times in the past to raise funds for a cause that is close to their hearts—cancer research.

This year, the Kassamalis and Luminaire are organizing GlasLove, an online auction between September 19 and October 11 via, and a live auction on October 6 in the Miami Design District, with all proceeds going to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami.

Up for bid will be exquisite works in glass donated by leading designers and manufacturers, including Nendo, Piero Lissoni, Patricia Urquiola, Glas Italia, and Lasvit. “Glass is characterized by the duality of its strong yet fragile nature,” Nasir says. “Poetically and metaphorically, glass reflects the spirit of those battling cancer.”

Ando Time, designed by Tadao Ando for Venini

Courtesy Venini

The Candy Collection Sphere Chandelier by Fernando and Humberto Campana for Lasvit

Courtesy Lasvit

The Momento light, designed by Nao Tamura

Courtesy Nao Tamura

The Layers A shelf, designed by Nendo for Glas Italia

Courtesy Kenichi Sonehar

PRISM partition, designed by Tokujin Yoshioka for Glas Italia

Courtesy Glas Italia

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