January 15-21, 2018

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Important 20th Century Design


Mon, Jan 15, 2018 —

Sun, Jan 21, 2018




Porch Modern

344 Westmoreland Avenue North




Opening Reception: Sat, Jan 20, 6pm-10pm

Daily Hours


12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


12:00 pm - 4:00 pm




Harry Bertoia, Charles Eames, Hands Wegner, Tapio Wirkkala, Paavo Tynell, Frank Gehry, Arne Jacobsen, Pierre JEanneret, Alvar Aalto, Wendel Castle, Vernor Panton, George Nelson, Joe Colombo, Irving Harper, Timo Sarpaneva, Ettorre Sotssass, Piero Fornasetti, Charles Pfister, Isamu Noguchi


Collecting and selling only fine examples of craftsmanship and design for the past 20 plus years, Porch Modern founder Colen Colthurst focuses on Historically Important Modern Design, Art, and ephemera from the mid 20th Century. With an emphasis on American and Scandinavian Design, iconic pieces designed by Charles Eames, Tapio Wirkkala, Hans Wegner, Pierre Jeanneret, and Paavo Tynell share space in the light-filled Geary Avenue showroom.

Porch Modern also provides private consultation and curation for clients relating to both living spaces and collections.

The every-changing and evolving pieces in the collection are more than simply known pieces by these iconic designers but in many cases are the earliest and most important examples. The collection includes notable pieces such as a three-legged prototypical coffee table by Charles and Ray Eames, an only known example of an Alexander Girard seat produced for Herman Miller, and rare solid rosewood pieces of Pierre Jeanneret’s works for the Chandigarh project in India. Sculpture and art are also represented by notable artists such as Harry Bertoia, Clement Meadmore, and Irving Harper.

Porch brings together important art and design seamlessly and in a way that is not typically found outside of New York or Paris.

A rare opportunity to visit and enjoy these incredible pieces as the space will be open to the public for this week only.

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