In June 2020, design curator Dung Ngo commissioned Rob Wilson to paint a mural on the boarded storefront of Bookmarc based on the theme of “Unity Through Books.” Nearly a year later, the mural boards have been upcycled and transformed into a suite of unique furniture pieces by architect/designer Giancarlo Valle.
The pieces will be auctioned by Phillips in the New York Design sale on June 9. 100% of proceeds will benefit The Center’s RiseOut, an initiative that advocates with and for LGBTQ New Yorkers, particularly those in the BIPOC and TGNCNB communities.
Filmed by Hunter Airheart
May 2021 in New York City.