Cure Cubed 2018 is the 2nd edition of the selling exhibition devised by Artwise in partnership with Bonhams to raise awareness and funds for the Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT). Co-founded in 2005 by Tom Isaacs, the Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT) is a charitable organisation created by and for people living with Parkinson’s. CPT funds and supports pioneering research into new treatments which offer real hope of a cure to the more than 10 million people living with the condition worldwide.
Tom lived an inspirational life with Parkinson’s, devoted to the cause of CPT. He was passionate about the Cure Cubed project from the beginning, and it was Tom’s description of living with Parkinson’s as feeling like being ‘boxed in’ that inspired Artwise with the concept from which Cure Cubed was borne. Sadly Tom passed away on May 31st 2017, and so Cure Cubed 2018 is dedicated to his memory and incredible achievements. Inspired by traditional Chinese puzzle balls, Orb by Zaha Hadid Design contains four concentric spheres orbiting around a solid globe.
Resembling the complex connections of the brain, the four layers rotate to create opening alignments. The cube bisects the spheres to expose concentric puzzle inside while a mirror placed behind the piece reveals its hidden angles. Cure Cubed 2018 will include over 80 leading artists and architects including Zaha Hadid Design, Ron Arad, Anish Kapoor, Phillip King, Foster+Partners, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Edmund de Waal. Source by Zaha Hadid Design.