For the primary time, followers of Modernism Week’s signature February competition can start perusing the occasions on-line beginning as we speak (Oct, 25) at modernismweek.com earlier than tickets formally go on sale at midday (PST) Nov. .
Modernism Week, set for Feb. 15-25, 2018, highlights midcentury trendy structure, artwork, inside and panorama design, and classic tradition in Higher Palm Springs. For the thirteenth yr, the annual 11-day competition will characteristic a large array of occasions together with the Palm Springs Modernism Present & Sale, excursions of iconic properties in additional than 23 neighborhoods (together with the Signature Residence Tour on each weekends), architectural strolling, biking and double-decker bus excursions, excursions of the historic Annenberg Property at Sunnylands, the Modernism Week Present Home: Christopher Kennedy Compound, basic automobiles, backyard excursions, a classic journey trailer exhibition, nightly events and a particular sequence of talks about Frank Lloyd Wright, Preservation, and Legendary Girls of Design.
A portion of ticket proceeds profit Modernism Week (a non-revenue group) and different native preservation, neighborhood and neighborhood teams. As extra occasions are finalized they are going to be added on the market on the web site on the primary of every month.
VIDEO: Right here is final yr’s kickoff occasion held subsequent to The Financial institution in downtown Palm Springs with Diamonds Are Without end screening on the wall.
One of many highlights of the first weekend consists of the annual Modernism Week Opening Evening Celebration Feb. 15, introduced by Ferguson Kitchen, Tub & Lighting Gallery. This stylish pink carpet affair can be teeming with classic type and genuine swagger as attendees channel their internal Marilyn Monroe, Sammy Davis Jr. or Hugh Hefner, for an evening of leisure, excessive type and glamour. The favored occasion will happen at the 1962 Indian Canyons Golf Resort, designed by Donald Wexler and Richard Harrison. The Canyon Nation Membership, because it was initially identified, has a legendary historical past as a favourite spot of Hollywood icons together with Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, Walt Disney and Dean Martin. For the Opening Celebration, the membership will recall the well-known “After Darkish” tv sequence and be remodeled right into a swinging membership harking back to fabulous cocktail events from the 1960s. This spectacular night can be over the highest with expansive indoor and out of doors lounges, ample and decadent hors d’oeuvres offered by Lulu California Bistro, and an open bar that gives specialty Rat Pack-period cocktails that includes Hendrick’s Gin. Attendees will dance the evening away to the tunes of retro performer DJ Baz and a swinging present by The Dreamboats, an upbeat retro Rock & Roll group, again by standard demand, courtesy of Corian Design.
The Modernism Week Present Home: The Christopher Kennedy Compound returns this yr, introduced by Conventional Residence and California Residence + Design magazines. For the fifth yr, Kennedy will carry collectively outstanding tastemakers to create uniquely designed rooms on this decorator showcase, this yr positioned within the historic and toney Deepwell neighborhood. The house, a basic midcentury trendy residence, will obtain a prime-to-backside transformation by Kennedy’s group of execs. Day by day excursions and plenty of different thrilling night occasions can be provided all through the week at this Present Home.
Followers of midcentury-period Hollywood movies will take pleasure in Hollywood Revisited, a surprising musical revue that showcases a dazzling lineup of costumes worn by the celebs in authentic Hollywood movies. Set to the music that outlined the occasions and introduced by prime notch Broadway and Hollywood performers, Hollywood Revisited lets the viewers expertise historic costume designs of Hollywood’s Golden Age.
Individuals of the Modernism Week Signature Residence Tour will be capable to both drive themselves on the tour route or improve to a brand new VIP chauffeur expertise in which as much as three contributors will be capable to journey in a mode in Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUVs and end the tour with an unique non-public reception.
Preservation of historic buildings has at all times been one of many elementary pillars for Modernism Week. Preservation can be celebrated this yr with excursions of the Walter S. White-designed “Wave” home in Palm Desert, which is able to characteristic a compelling presentation in regards to the home and its significance, adopted by a tour of the construction.
Midcentury trendy locations of worship can be highlighted in two new excursions this yr. The primary tour, “Sacred Locations – Trendy Church Tour,” will characteristic greater than seven homes of worship and emphasize how the structure of the construction was designed to reinforce the function of the constructing. Temple Isaiah in Palm Springs will even be featured in a separate tour entitled “Structure in Service of the Sacred and Non secular” that contrasts the historic E. Stewart Williams construction with the 1980’s west-going through addition designed by David Christian.
For the previous couple of years, Modernism Week has provided attendees the chance to hitch house excursions and architectural excursions outdoors of the fast Palm Springs space. This profitable enlargement continues in 2018 with house excursions deliberate in surrounding desert cities together with Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage and Indian Wells.
Donald Wexler’s basic 1964 Dinah Shore property can be open to the general public for a particular Modernism Week occasion known as A Evening at the Dinah Shore Property on Saturday, February 17. The occasion, a fundraiser for Save Iconic Structure, will characteristic cocktails and the power to discover this architectural gem. Save Iconic Structure works to stop the demise of distinctive and related properties in southern California.
The 2018 Modernism Week schedule options the thrilling Ridge Mountain Residence: Unique Premier Tour and Reception on February 19. Occasion attendees would be the first to expertise the primary accomplished residential fee in Palm Springs by the famend agency Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects. Nestled right into a rocky mountainside and designed to have minimal influence on its distant surroundings, the Ridge Mountain Residence is envisioned as a sculptural piece that emerges from and thoroughly harmonizes with its website. The home dissolves limitations between indoors and out, framing dramatic vistas of the valleys and surrounding desert wilderness. On the reception, attendees will be capable to work together with the agency’s Founding Accomplice and Design Principal, Steven Ehrlich, FAIA.
Academic Programming and Movie Screenings
Academic outreach is a core ingredient of Modernism Week programming, and this yr that pattern continues with a particular sequence of displays about Frank Lloyd Wright, one of many most notable American architects of the 20th century. Produced by the Frank Lloyd Wright Basis, the sequence can be carried out by luminaries on the topic, together with Alan Hess, who focus on Wright’s affect in Southern California and Marsh Davis, who will give an in depth presentation about among the finest maintained Wight-designed Usonian properties now overseen by Indiana Landmarks.
Different academic talking tracks embody a keynote presentation by famous designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard. Talking at Modernism Week for the primary time, Bullard will share what it's prefer to design properties for his superstar clientele together with the Kardashians, Cher and Tommy Hilfiger. Attendees will be taught extra about how Bullard is impressed by Palm Springs and the way he went in regards to the renovation of Villa Grigio, his 1963 Film Colony hideaway by architect James McNaughton. Instantly following the Keynote Presentation, Bullard will be part of a panel dialogue with photographer and writer Tim Avenue-Porter and extra designers whose work is highlighted within the e-book “Palm Springs: A Modernist Paradise.” Trina Turk, style designer whose own residence is featured within the e-book, will even take part within the occasion.
Modernism Week will even characteristic a particular panel presentation known as Legendary Girls of Design (profiling three legendary feminine designers who have been pioneers in a male-dominated area), three displays about architect Paul Revere Williams, and several other displays about design (together with a groundbreaking examination of design dialogues between California and Mexico, adopted by a tour, a presentation and moderated dialog entitled “From Googie to Gehry,” and an enchanting exploration of the midcentury look and design of the areas depicted within the movie “The Incredibles 2”).
Panorama and Out of doors Residing matters can be highlighted this yr with a number of vital displays by luminaries together with Kelly Comras, who will focus on Ruth Shellhorn and her panorama design work at the unique Disneyland and Bullocks Wilshire shops all through California.
Michelle Delk, Accomplice andSnøhetta, one in every of the most well liked, most in-demand architectural companies on the earth, will provide an insightful overview of her agency’s work on the Willamette Falls Riverwalk mission, in Oregon Metropolis, Oregon which is able to convert an enormous defunct 22-acre paper mill complicated right into a public-oriented park, riverwalk, guests middle and efficiency house. Mark Rios, of Rios Clemente Hale Studio, will focus on their agency’s work on the brand new Palm Springs Downtown Park.
As soon as once more, Modernism Week will current a wide range of movie screenings, together with the World Premiere of “Frank Sinatra in Palm Springs – A Place He Known as Residence” with a put up-screening reception at the Ingleside Inn, and a World Premiere of a brand new movie about Albert Frey by beloved architectural movie maker Jake Gorst and Design on Display screen. As well as, Modernism Week has newly partnered with the American Documentary Movie Pageant to create a brand new Structure Movie Collection that can characteristic roughly 25 movies about structure and design in 12-15 screenings.
Modernism Week aficionados can be happy to see that the core favourite occasions will return this yr, and plenty of will characteristic new enhancements. The favored Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Excursions will characteristic new additions to the tour with up to date commentary, and gives contributors with a 2.5 hour overview of great civic and business buildings, as effectively as residential properties positioned inside notable Palm Springs neighborhoods, together with the midcentury “leisure life-style” communities in South Palm Springs. Led by educated guides, this open-air expertise gives distinctive, exterior views of Palm Springs.
Illuminated Trendy, and its sundown architectural bus tour, additionally return this yr with an up to date route and new additions to the schedule. This distinctive tour showcases essential midcentury trendy buildings in Palm Springs, that are illuminated with colourful lighting. Projected on many buildings are the architect’s identify and yr of completion. The historic City & Nation Middle can be one of many many architecturally vital buildings to be profiled this yr.
One in every of Modernism Week’s most extremely anticipated occasions, the 18th annual Palm Springs Modernism Present & Sale at the Palm Springs Conference Middle (February 16-19) will characteristic 85 premier nationwide and worldwide sellers providing furnishings, ornamental and tremendous arts representing design actions of the 20th century. Produced by Dolphin Promotions, whose exhibits are among the many main venues for antiques and collectibles in North America, the Palm Springs Modernism Present & Sale will open with an Early Shopping for Preview Celebration on February 16 to learn Modernism Week.
Included with admission to the Modernism Present & Sale is weekend admission to the Palm Springs Trendy Design Expo, a brand new occasion showcasing slicing-edge trendy design and expertise to be launched through the first weekend of Modernism Week. Created by the similar group that has produced the Palm Springs Modernism Present & Sale for the previous 17 years, the Palm Springs Trendy Design Expo will characteristic 40 exhibitors presenting the most recent and hippest parts for contemporary dwelling together with dynamic and vitality environment friendly constructing supplies, slicing-edge house home equipment and electronics, sensible house expertise and safety, hand-crafted furnishings and design equipment, modern artwork and pictures, and rather more.
Modernism Week attendees will as soon as once more be capable to tour iconic properties within the Coachella Valley, together with residences previously owned by celebrities equivalent to Frank Sinatra and Kirk Douglas, in addition to properties designed by distinctive midcentury trendy architects. Many of those properties are hardly ever open to the general public.
Attendees will proceed to expertise a variety of compelling architectural excursions, specifically curated for Modernism Week together with varied strolling excursions of Palm Springs, Palm Desert Double Decker Structure Bus Excursions, the James L. Abernathy Home, and the enduring Frey Home II. Along with docent-led excursions of Frank Sinatra’s “Twin Palms” Property, a particular cocktail occasion can be held at the Sinatra Property on Saturday, February 24, introduced by Alfa Romeo.
Modernism Week, Feb 15-25, 2018, modernismweek.com. The Hilton Palm Springs Resort, Modernism Week’s official host resort, is providing a particular room price for a restricted time solely. Contact them immediately at 760-320-6868.