The Cool House: Preserving the Uniquely Modern

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Preserving the Uniquely Modern

A few years ago The Guy and I headed out to DWR in East Hampton for a fundraiser to save The Pearlroth House. After a lot of hard work by the Geller family, especially Jake Gorst the architect's grandson, and many others that iconic house has been preserved and will be fully restored by next summer.

One successful preservation has led to a much bigger endeavour: cataloging all of Andrew Geller's portfolio - his sketches, blueprints, designs and art - in an archive that will become a resource for students and fans of mid-century architecture and design. Last night dwr East Hampton hosted the Andrew Geller Archive Preservation Fundraiser to raise money for this project.

Friends, family and followers of mid-century modern architecture turned out to enjoy a slideshow on Geller's life and work and bid in a Silent Auction for works including paintings by Andrew Geller and his wife Shirley (who sadly passed away last month), silks by Jamie Geller Dutra and jewelry by Nancy Schindler. More on that auction in a future post... All proceeds from the evening will go to support the Archive. You can support the fund by becoming a sponsor or making a tax-deductible donation and look out for a future fundraiser to be held in New York City - they're lots of fun.


Tara said...

Unbelievable! I am beyond thrilled the Pearlroth House is in the restoration process. I drove by it yesterday, and was so sad to see it in such a disarray! I am a big Andrew Geller fan. My favorite is George House in Sagaponack. Thanks for posting the update!

modernemama said...

The restoration is being led by Cook+Fox Architects of NYC. I can't wait until I get a look inside!

Nadine @ BDG said...

Great entry! sorry we missed the event--