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The Nature Conservancy “Design for a living World” Auction at Coral Gables Museum

The Nature Conservancy “Design for a living World” Auction at Coral Gables MuseumThursday, October 25, 6:30pm – The Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

The Nature Conservancy held a closing reception and auction for their “Design for a Living World” exhibition at the Coral Gables Museum. A silent auction was held where guests were able to bid on all the pieces in the nationally toured exhibition. Each piece of art was created using only sustainable materials, and each work relates back to the people and environment from where it originates. Some standout works included a salmon skin dress by Isaac Mizrahi, which sold for $2,500, an Abbott Miller chair, which sold for $1,900, and a Maya Lin topographical puzzle, which went for $2,200.
Guests dined on delicious hors d’oeuvres and listened to live saxophone music in the museum’s Robert and Marian Fewell Wing. The evening ended with a speech from The Nature Conservancy’s Michelle Lapinski, and designers Paulina Reyes and Christien Meinderstma.
The Nature Conservancy, one of the world’s largest conservation organizations, commissioned nine designers for the “Design for a Living World” exhibition to create unique works of art using only sustainable materials from ecosystems around the world.
Pictures by: Ricky Stern Photography