Fans of gorgeous objets and holiday decorations will be interested in a new auction benefiting the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Detroit-based brand Shinola and online maker marketplace Workof invited 34 design studios from New York City and Los Angeles to put their own spins on the Christmas tree ornament (some finished products definitely look easier to hang than others, though.) The auction, launched at a Design Miami event and running till December 17 on Paddle8, sets all starting bids at $50, with estimated going prices of between $100 and $300.
You might recognize a few designers from recent design week coverage, such as Eric Trine with bold geometric designs, BZippy & Co with vibrant ceramics, and Plant in City with clever architectural takes on indoor plants. All these aesthetics have translated into striking little handmade ornament designs, along with everything from intertwined ceramic hands to a painted canvas banana. And one brass bauble that looks like the traditional Christmas ball ornament at first glance actually references images released by NASA.
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