Eleven architects including Ivan Harbour, Nicholas Grimshaw and Michael Hopkins join the list of designers of the Cure3 cubes that are annually sold at Bonhams in London to raise money for the Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT).
Priced at £6,000, each of the works by the architects offer the opportunity to own a unique piece of domestic scale art while also donating money to a worthy cause. The architects join a list of 82 participants including emerging and established artists such as Carmen Herrera, Mat Collishaw, Peter Blake and Anish Kapoor, that are each priced differently.
The charity CPT, which supports people living with Parkinson’s and offers funding for pioneering research into new treatments with the aim to find a cure, was co-founded by Tom Isaacs in 2005 who lived an inspirational life with Parkinson’s and was devoted to the work of the charity. Isaacs described living with Parkinson’s as like feeling ‘boxed in’, a phrase that sparked the cubed concept of the Cure3 project, he passed away on 31 May 2017 and Cure3 2018 is dedicated to his memory.
The project is led by Artwise, the team behind the RCA Secret Postcard charity exhibition and auction, who designed the 20 sq cm perspex box that the artists and architects use as a canvas for their designs. The unique cubes are on view at Bonhams London from 26 to 28 October, and sales of the cubes open online on 26 October.
The Cure3 cubes are on display at Bonhams London from 26-28 October, and will be auctioned on 26 October. For more information, visit the Cure3 Auction website
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Harriet Thorpe is a writer, journalist and editor covering architecture, design and culture, with particular interest in sustainability, 20th-century architecture and community. After studying History of Art at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and Journalism at City University in London, she developed her interest in architecture working at Wallpaper* magazine and today contributes to Wallpaper*, The World of Interiors and Icon magazine, amongst other titles. She is author of The Sustainable City (2022, Hoxton Mini Press), a book about sustainable architecture in London, and the Modern Cambridge Map (2023, Blue Crow Media), a map of 20th-century architecture in Cambridge, the city where she grew up.
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