The 16th Annual Modernism Show & Sale is not done growing.
Even with the buzz at Friday night’s (Feb. 12) opening centered around the show being bigger and better this year, clearly this collection of 20th Century furnishings, decorative and fine arts is on a trajectory to outshine and outdo itself from year to year.
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“We are looking to expand the show with larger exhibit space next year to allow for a center café and lounge as well as 10 additional dealers who were wait-listed this year,” says Rosemary Kreiger, founder and principal of Dolphin Promotions, which puts on the show at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
A rare cabinet offered by Pierre Anthony from Italian designer Mimmo Rotella in 1970.
“We produce 12 shows across the country and this is among our favorite and most successful events, plus we absolutely love coming to Palm Springs!” she adds.
The Modernism Show & Sale, which began in 2001, was actually the genesis of Modernism Week. The idea was to provide show attendees more modernism fun – a little idea that has morphed into a cultural phenomenon.
A modern offering from Susanne Hollis Inc. Antiques & Fine Furnishings in South Pasadena.
The annual opening night preview of the Modernism Show & Sale isn’t just a great party, it’s a serious shopping opportunity for major renowned designers who were spotted perusing the modernism wares, such as Martyn Lawrence Bullard of Bravo's Million Dollar Decorators; David Mann of MR Architecture; Christopher Kennedy of Palm Springs, Lee Stanton, Joel and Bianca Chen of JF Chen; Barclay Butera of Butera Interiors, Jamie Durie of HGTV; and Joe D'Urso.
“This show competes with New York and London because Palm Springs has become well known as an important marketplace,” said Gordon Merkle, of Dolphin Promotions.
Modernism Show & Sale, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 13 and 14, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 15, www.modernismweek.com
The Dragonette booth pays homage to Ol' Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra.
An eye-catching piece from Rich Carmichael of Billings Auction in Los Angeles.
Intriguing tile work from Jeremy Petty of Noho Modern.
An unusual lighting treatment from Katz-lekube in Oakland.