Good Will Pump
Heart's Desire, a silent auction sponsored by Interior Design and Harter, raised funds for two worthy charities.
Mark McMenamin -- Interior Design, 9/1/2008 12:00:00 AM
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Wait a spell before hitting up these designers for donations. They already gave at the studio. On July 31, Interior Design and Harter sponsored Heart's Desire, a silent auction of cardio-improvisations supplied specifically for the event by the "In" contingent of the A&D community.
Giants like Gensler and Perkins + Will put their hearts on the block. So did a dozen Hall of Famers, like Victoria Hagan and David Rockwell. By evening's end, 35 teams had raised more than $15,000 for the International Children's Heart Foundation and Ability Aids India International.
Full disclosure: Beth Verssen, mother of Interior Design editor in chief Cindy Allen, works for AAII, serving the disabled and disadvantaged in India. Seems like two hearts can beat as one--even when 7,800 miles apart.
To see a selection of the hearts that went on the block, click the link at top to start the slide show.