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Phillips to offer a unique upcycled suite of furniture by Giancarlo Valle, Marc Jacobs, and Rob Wilson
The collaboration between Giancarlo Valle, Marc Jacobs, and Rob Wilson, will raise funds for The LGBT Community Center. Image courtesy of Phillips. NEW YORK, NY.- A unique set of upcycled furniture, a design collaboration between architect/designer Giancarlo Valle, fashion designer Marc Jacobs, and artist/illustrator Rob Wilson, will be offered by Phillips in its New York Design auction on 9 June. The project began in June 2020 when New Yorkers joined in nationwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice. As a sign of solidarity, design curator Dung Ngo commissioned Rob Wilson to paint a mural on the boarded storefront of Marc Jacobs’ shop Bookmarc, based on the poignant theme of “Unity Through Books.” As New York City begins to open again, the mural has been transformed—in order to make a contribution toward the advancement of equity for and inclusion of transgender and gender nonconforming people of color.