The 20th annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale
The 20th annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale will take place at the Palm Springs Convention Center February 14-17, 2020. Held in conjunction with Modernism Week, the highly regarded Modernism Show & Sale will feature more than 90 premier national and international decorative and fine arts dealers with items representing all design movements of the 20th Century and select 21st century items. The Show & Sale will be once again joined by the Palm Springs Modern Design Expo, a showcase of 40 dealers featuring contemporary cutting-edge home design products and technology. Weekend admission is $20 for both shows and includes return entry all weekend and a catalog. Show hours are Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Monday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance at palmspringsmodernism.com. Tickets are also available at the door. The Palm Springs Convention Center is located at 277 N. Avenida Caballeros in Palm Springs.
This year, an innovative and sleek pod-style prefab luxury shipping container unit from Buhaus Built will be on display outside the Palm Springs Convention Center. Designed by cofounders Nate Garnero and Douglas Burdge, AIA, the prefab is a 160 square foot dwelling unit made up of high-end finishes from Dornbracht to Corian. This multipurpose space is designed to be used as a backyard office, guest house, airbnb, and even as hotel rooms. It will be available for tours throughout the run of the Show & Sale.
At the 20th Anniversary show, a free exhibition will be available to Modernism Week attendees in the Convention Center lobby outside the doors of the Show & Sale and Modern Design Expo. The Museum of California Design returns to the Show & Sale for the seventh year with the exhibition “Eat, Sit & Be Merry: California Designs for Children.” The post-World War II mid-century modern period was a particularly good time for children’s design in California. Eat, Sit & Be Merry: California Designs for Children will continue the Museum’s exploration of the state’s well-earned reputation as a source of innovative design, in this case through dishware, furniture, textiles and toys on a child-appropriate scale. The exhibition will feature modernist designs created by Evelyn Ackerman, Harry Bertoia, Don Chadwick, Charles and Ray Eames, Gere Kavanaugh, LaGardo Tackett and others.
About the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale
The Show & Sale is one of the premier events of Modernism Week, an 11-day celebration of midcentury modern architecture, design, and lifestyle. It features 90 exhibitors from across North America and Europe who present vintage modern furniture, decorative and fine arts.
New Modernism Show & Sale dealers include Gillian Bryce from Stone Mountain, GA, Chicago Center for the Print from Chicago, IL, Travelogues Fine Art from New Mexico and California, Glen Leroux from Westport, CT, and Dragonette LTD from Palm Desert, CA. Returning dealers include 20CDesign.com from Dallas, TX, Archive 20th Century from Costa Mesa, CA, Den from Los Angeles, Gallery 925 from San Francisco, Sputnik from Dallas, TX, Peter Blake Gallery from Laguna Beach, CA, Red Modern from Phoenix, AZ, and Reform Gallery from Los Angeles. Local dealers include Bridges Over Time at PS Art & Design Gallery, a La MOD, Route 66 West, Antique Galleries of Palm Springs, Gallery 24 Jewelry, and Palm Springs Vintage Lighting.
The Modernism Show & Sale is the most well-attended event of Modernism Week drawing more than 14,250 attendees last year. Celebrating its 20th year in February, the event is produced by Dolphin Promotions, which organizes antiques, art and design shows across the nation including Chicago, Houston, Miami, Sarasota, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
About the Palm Springs Modern Design Expo
The Palm Springs Modern Design Expo will showcase contemporary cutting-edge home design products and technology from more than 40 exhibitors, presenting the newest and hippest elements for modern living including dynamic and energy-efficient building concepts, cutting-edge home appliances, smart home technology and security, hand-crafted furniture and design accessories, contemporary art and photography, and much more.
New dealers include Resource Furniture from New York, Ulloo 42 from Costa Mesa, CA, Munson Furniture from Oakland, CA, and Pijuan Design Workshop from Torrance, CA. Returning dealers include Amara Rugs from Torrance, CA, Architectural Grille from New York, Moya Living from Fountain Valley, CA, Eugene Stoltzfus Furniture Design from Harrisonburg, VA and Light in Art from Los Angeles.
“We are thrilled to observing the 20th anniversary of this important show,” stated Rosemary Krieger, President of Dolphin Promotions. “We are so pleased to bring back the popular Modern Design Expo to the already fantastic schedule of Modernism Week events. Attendees will once again have the ability to visit two separate shows and be able to browse a wide range of exciting objects. We are honored to be the most popular event of Modernism Week.”
Both shows open on Friday, February 14 at 6 p.m. with a festive Preview Reception to benefit Modernism Week. At this biggest party of Modernism Week, attendees will enjoy a full open bar and hors d’oeuvres, live music and an exclusive opportunity to be among the first to see and shop the world-class collections before the show opens to the general public. Tickets for the Preview Reception are $110 in advance (until Feb. 14, 2020) or $125 at the door. The ticket includes complimentary valet parking, Modernism Week catalog, and unlimited return entry to the Modernism Show & Sale and Modern Design Expo for the remainder of the weekend. Proceeds benefit Modernism Week’s scholarship, educational and community programs. To purchase tickets for this event, visit modernismweek.com.
Event sponsors include Amara Rugs, Bidsquare, Bonhams, Freightforwarding.com, John Moran Auctioneers, and media sponsors Antiques & Fine Art, Atomic Ranch, California Home+Design, California Homes, Palm Springs Life, and Santa Fean.
Hennessey + Ingalls, the largest art, architecture and design bookstore in the western United States, returns as the Show’s official bookseller. Founded in 1963 as an outlet for rare and out-of-print architecture books, the family-owned company’s in-depth selections of books in art and art history, all phases of architecture, photography, interior design, graphic design and landscaping has made it a valued member of the vibrant art, architecture and design communities in Southern California and beyond. Throughout the show weekend, Hennessey + Ingalls will feature book signings from various authors at their booth