On Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. the Palm Springs Public Library will present Interior Designer and Author Christopher Kennedy. Since founding his firm in 2005, Christopher Kennedy has emerged as one of the nation's freshest voices in home furnishings and interior design. His name and products are quickly becoming synonymous with modern luxury and vibrant California glamour. He will be discussing his first book California Modern and his latest book, Making Midcentury Modern, which will be released in February 2017

            California Modern chronicles ten years of his design firm. From the "early years" to his "big break" — from the Piazza de Liberace in Palm Springs to lakeside in Canada – it explores his extraordinary ten-year journey, project by project. His new book Making Midcentury Modern was created to help you ‘make midcentury modern by offering one hundred foolproof tips for introducing modernist design into a contemporary home. In line with forward-thinking designers of the midcentury, the principles in this book are presented in a way that feels fresh, relevant, and current.

            “A golden state of mind” describes Christopher Kennedy’s philosophy toward design and life. With a belief that surroundings should inspire and that good design impacts our lives for the better, Christopher creates interiors and products that are refreshingly exuberant. Combining jet-set nostalgia with California modernism, Christopher’s work has been featured in Dwell, Luxe, California Homes + Design, Traditional Home, Coastal Living, and the Los Angeles Times.

            Each year, in conjunction with Modernism Week, Christopher organizes and produces a decorator show house in Palm Springs, featuring rooms by today’s biggest names in design. The Christopher Kennedy Compound attracts more than 5,000 guests in ten days, and grosses nearly $100,000 for Modernism Week’s education and preservation efforts. 

            From his base in Palm Springs, this prolific designer has created an eponymous furniture line, candles, bedding, pottery, and design books.

            Born in San Francisco and raised on California’s Central Coast, Christopher brings a synthesis of big-city style and relaxed resort living to his work. He received Bachelor of Architecture and MBA degrees from Drury University.

            The lecture is FREE and open to the public, but seating is limited.  The lecture will be presented in The Learning Center at the Library.   
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