Glass is characterized by the duality of its strong yet fragile nature. Poetically and metaphorically, glass reflects the spirit of those battling cancer, and therefore, it is the material of choice for the fourth edition of Luminaire’s “Love” fundraising auctions to benefit cancer research. Driven by their desire to give back and help find a cure, Luminaire founders Nasir and Nargis Kassamali are hosting GlasLove.

This year’s design auction coincides with Breast Cancer Awareness Month and reinforces the multiple roles design can play as a problem-solving endeavor. Phillips, the international auction house, is partnering with Luminaire to sponsor and conduct the online and live auctions, which benefit research at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami. The online auction runs through October 11, 2016. GlasLove also features a live auction and gala dinner on Thursday, October 6, 2016, at the Moore Building in the Miami Design District.

Joining forces with the Kassamalis and Luminaire are some of the most distinguished international designers and design manufacturers, including Nendo, Piero Lissoni, Marcel Wanders, Naoto Fukasawa, Patricia Urquiola, Nao Tamura, Glas Italia, Lasvit, Arcade, and Venini, among others. These noted designers and design producers are generously donating their LOVE: time, talent, and one-off, limited-edition, or prototype works created in glass.