"Hug Me" Gnome by Sabrina Tajé
Total raised: $97,309
"Hug Me" gnome by Sabrina Tajé.
- "Hug Me" gnome (because we'll hug each other again!)
- Hand painted
- Collection: 2019 SUPER LIMITED EDITION
- Dimensions: 10x20cm
- Weight: 320g
Ceramic gnome hand painted with colored glazes. It features some parts painted in glitter gold enamel and a hand-made wool pon-pon applied to the hat. "This gnome, like all my pieces, is unique both in its conception and its production. It is not a garden gnome but an indoor design gnome".
Sabrina's experience in fashion as a Graphic Designer and later Graphic Office Manager at FIORUCCI in MILAN alongside Elio Fiorucci was very important in her professional training. She has collaborated on various voluntary projects organized by Tam-Tam Toyssimi including "100 children + 100 designers = 100 extraordinary toys" to help children in hospital with serious illnesses (exhibition at the Milan Triennale) and "Ultra Flying Objects" for the promotion of paper recycling (exhibition at Malpensa airport).
In 2015 she took part in Milan Design Week for the first time, presenting the SNOW LIGHT lamp, and the DESIGNCIRCUS exhibition in 2017. Collaborations followed with various stores in Milan including BIANCOLATTE, for which she created hand-painted ceramic dwarfs. The same year she also began working at the well-known CORTONA FINE ARTS antiques gallery in Milan.
Today we want to lend our support to a fundraising campaign that intends to help the efforts of our heroic medical staff.
Thanks to our long-term partners, companies and celebrities we've been able to launch the #VinciamoNoi (#WeWin) campaign to support 3 main objectives:
- finance the purchase of ventilators and breathing equipment;
- provide new beds in intensive and sub-intensive care;
- guarantee health care and rapid intervention of medical staff who find themselves on the front line.
This is why we've decided to combine our efforts with those of 3 major Italian companies whose commitment and dedication have made them stand out, particularly in recent weeks, and who are daily committed to dealing with the Corona Virus emergency: the Italian Red Cross, Luigi Sacco Hospital in Milan and Spallanzani Hospital in Rome (National Institute of Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani) and Policlinico San Matteo in Pavia.
Given the rapidity with which today's medical emergency is evolving and the changing needs, the funds raised through this campaign may need to be allocated differently by the beneficiary organizations. In this way the funding will go directly to the areas that need it most, whilst at the same time respecting the transparency and full traceability of the funds raised through this campaign to tackle the coronavirus emergency.
The Italian Red Cross has been at the forefront since the start of the Covid-19 emergency, providing aid including emergency assistance, medical, psychological and logistical support, informing, managing and screening as well as carrying out many other crucial activities in the battle against an epidemic that is bringing the country to its knees. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the Italian Red Cross is managing the safe transport of patients to and from the relevant healthcare structures, through the use of special high-level bio-containment vehicles designed for health emergencies of this entity.
The Luigi Sacco Hospital in Milan is the reference center for the coordination of activities to fight Covid-19 in Northern Italy, a region in which the first Italian outbreaks were recorded and in which researchers have managed to isolate the Italian strain of coronavirus.
Spallanzani Hospital has been managing the Covid-19 emergency from the start, hosting the very first infected patients and isolating the virus. Today INMI researchers are working on the search for a vaccine while the medical staff focuses on caring for patients hospitalized at the facility.
The IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo Foundation is responsible for emergency management, both through the analysis of swabs and care and assistance of all patients, whilst continuing to carry out research and healthcare activities.