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The Danish design furniture manufacturer Onecollection has partnered with the private Danish NGO aid organization LittleBigHelp, who supports street children and vulnerable young women in India.
The focus of the cooperation is determined by one particular piece of the company’s furniture, namely the Council Chair, developed by Onecollection and furniture designers Kasper Salto and Thomas Sigsgaard for the Trusteeship Council Hall in the UN Headquarters in New York during the years 2010-13. In this room, many important decisions of significance for the world’s most vulnerable people are made, and therefore it was natural to link the history of this chair with an effort to raise funds for LittleBigHelp’s work.
On the occasion of the cooperation, photographer Mingo was sent to India to photograph the Council Chair in some of the environments where LitteBigHelp works. The result has been some very beautiful and expressive pictures, where the contrasts between the elegant design chair and the colorful, but poor, environments are striking.
CEO Hans Henrik Sørensen from Onecollection says that the cooperation is carried out in several ways: At a charity gala, which LittleBigHelp holds in Copenhagen on October 24, Onecollection puts 2 Council Chairs at auction along with Mingo’s photographs. Additionally, Onecollection will donate 100 DKK to LittleBigHelp for each Council Chair, which will be sold throughout 2016-2017.
Read more about LittleBigHelp here.
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