On the occasion of the charity auction in favor of the Robert F. Kennedy Italia Onlus Foundation, Frag participates with an iconic product from its collection, the Comb coffee table designed by Gordon Guillaumier.
The annual charity auction conducted by Christie’s in favor of the Robert F. Kennedy Italia Onlus Foundation will take place at the IBM Studios in Piazza Gae Aulenti in Milan and will be entirely dedicated to design. Frag will be among the participants.
Founded with the aim of carrying on Senator Kennedy’s legacy in the field of human and civil rights, RFK Human Rights Italia has been working for about 15 years in Italian schools alongside teachers of all levels to provide the necessary tools for teaching topics such as stalking, domestic violence, the death penalty, bullying, cyberbullying and many others.
Every year the Association promotes an auction to raise funds to support its programs, which this year will see the excellence of Made in Italy Design engaged in a moment of sharing values and vision of the future.
About 30 companies have generously donated historical pieces, prototypes and unique pieces: Alessi, Artemide, Azucena, Calligaris, Cappellini, Cassina, Davide Groppi, Desalto, Edra, Emu, Fiam, Foscarini, Frag, Gallotti&Radice, Gervasoni, Giorgetti, Lema, Living Divani, Martinelli Luce, Molteni &C, Oluce, Paola Lenti, Porro, Qeeboo, Studio De Lucchi, Venini, Zanotta.
The works will be on display at Christie’s in via Clerici 5 in Milan, from September 28 to 30 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. during the preview of the lots by appointment only, and will then be auctioned on November 19 at IBM Studios in Piazza Gae Aulenti during the RFK Human Rights Italia Gala & Awards 2021 in the presence of Kerry Kennedy, Robert Kennedy’s seventh daughter and president of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Association.
“Over the past year RFK Human Rights Italia has stood by families in need, teachers and school students to teach the values of the Constitution and the present and future vision of active and responsible citizens. This auction, realized thanks to the support of Gilda Bojardi and the magazine Interni, media partner of the event, will allow us to continue our work to build a new future as individuals, citizens and, as Maestro Gio Ponti said, inhabitants. “Stefano Lucchini, President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Italia, declares.
The funds will be used to support the Association’s programs, including Human Rights Education in Italian schools, which has spread throughout Italy with the introduction of compulsory Civic Education in every school of order and degree.
The global emergency of Covid-19 has also caused many new crises and has increased the need for urgent interventions to support those most affected. For these reasons, RFK Human Rights Italia immediately introduced an emergency fund financed by Italian and American donors, an ideal bridge between two friendly countries to support this economic and health emergency, particularly in the area of Milan with Caritas Ambrosiana, in Florence with the Red Cross and in Rome with the Bambino Gesù Foundation.