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Grand Gala in New York

Events

The Royal Academy America gala celebration was held on September 26. Guests of honour included the performance artist Marina Abramović, businessman Aryeh B. Bourkoff and architect Thomas Heatherwick, who designed Spun for Magis.

Herman Miller, Magis’s partner for the U.S. and Canada, donated five of these sculptural, light-hearted seats and at the end of the event they were offered for sale by auction to the gala’s 350 prestigious guests. The proceeds were donated to the Royal Academy of Arts, the institution founded in 1768 that focuses on teaching and promoting the visual arts.