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Design for Ukraine

Anna Carnick Wava Carpenter

Announcing a charitable initiative to provide humanitarian aid in Ukraine

Dear Friends,

Today, Design Miami/ launches Design for Ukraine, a multi-part initiative dedicated to raising funds for the escalating humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Between now and June 2022, this effort will bring together exceptional design objects for an ongoing charitable sale, presented online at

For the first phase of the sale, we’re proud to partner with boutique Canadian design brand Bocci, which has donated a special collection of exquisite lighting and glass objects, the sales prices of which total more than $150,000. A portion of the Bocci pieces have been produced exclusively for the Design for Ukraine initiative, with color palettes inspired by the blue and yellow of the Ukrainian flag.

All Design for Ukraine proceeds will go to GlobalGiving’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund, which provides humanitarian aid to Ukrainian communities suffering in the wake of the Russian invasion. By purchasing designs through this sale, you will be supporting Ukraine in the form of shelter, food, and clean water; medical and mental health care; and direct economic assistance.

In dark moments, we tell our children—and, if we’re honest, ourselves—to look for the helpers. They are all around us. Thank you to our friends at Bocci for your incredibly generous donation. Thank you to the design community at large, who continues to step up in so many ways, exemplifying compassion that transcends borders. Thank you to the countless everyday citizens opening their homes and hearts and standing up for what’s right.

With gratitude,

Anna & Wava


The Bocci sale benefitting Design for Ukraine runs now through the end of April. You can learn more about GlobalGiving’s efforts on the ground in Ukraine and donate directly here