Modernism Week’s CAMP (“Community And Meeting Place”) will provide a central hub for Modernism Week from February 15-24, 2019. Located at 230 Museum Way (directly across from the Palm Springs Art Museum in the
future Downtown Palm Springs public park space), CAMP includes an information desk, a box office, a café and bar by Cheeky’s, the Modernism Week merchandise store by Destination PSP, a theater and many interactive sponsor booths, including the cutting-edge JennAir Experience. CAMP’s custom lighting is provided by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery. Entrance into CAMP is free and open to the public and is open daily from 9 a.m.to 6 p.m.
Corian Design will offer a free mobile phone charging station and will provide an area for attendees to take selfies against a custom backlit wall. Corian Design will also feature a stage where free Happy Hour concerts will be offered by the Dreamboats, a Canadian retro rock band that has appeared at Modernism Week and Modernism Week Fall Preview for several years. The Happy Hour concerts will take place nearly every day of Modernism Week from 4– 5:15 p.m. (excluding Monday 2/18 and Sunday 2/24) on the Corian Design Stage.
Attendees will be able to have interactive experiences with JennAir and Brizo, presented by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery. This includes that the new JennAir experience that features expectation-defying displays of products from both the RISE and NOIR product lines. In tune with the JennAir showroom transformations sweeping the nation and all encounters at Modernism Week, visitors will be challenged to reject the expectations of appliance ownership and establish a new limitless way of thinking about the kitchen.
Famed furniture provider Tidelli will furnish CAMP with its stunning line of 2019 Collection Rope Outdoor Furniture. CAMP attendees will be able to enjoy Tidelli’s unique and sleek exterior and interior lounge furnishings. Area rugs in CAMP are provided by FLOR. Dunn- Edwards Paints will display several SHAG prints and will provide professional color advisors to assist attendees in choosing the right color of paint for their projects. The Modernism Week Shop by Destination PSP features a wide range of newly created merchandise items that capture the retro vibe of Modernism Week.
Also on display will be a kiosk promoting the inaugural ModernismWeek@Sea cruise on Oceana Cruises Marina. This 7-day cruise will visit culturally significant Mediterranean ports that demonstrate how modern influences in architecture and design have been artfully folded into these sometimes ancient cities. Modernists will explore Spain, France and Monaco through Modernism Week-curated tours and parties on the September 2019 cruise. Modernismweek@sea offers Modernistas enriching custom-curated travel experiences centered around midcentury modern design, architecture, art, culture and value not available to the general public.
CAMP is also the launching and return destination for Modernism Week’s daily signature Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tours. Outside of CAMP, California Closets and Corian Design will have special pop up stands, and an Alpod Lounge will be open for tours, presented by Dosooz. The Alpod is a new mobile home concept that features a strong and light frame, making it easy to transport and allowing it to be stacked in a modular fashion. Although it is designed primary for use as a home, it is suitable for use as a suburban cottage, a holiday cabin, an office, an exhibition venue or a mobile shop
This year Modernism Week commissioned artist Kelsey Montague to create a custom mural just outside of CAMP. Montague is an artist that explores how public art, interactive art, and social media intersect. Her murals specifically invite people into a piece and are encouraged to share their experiences online.
Here are a few of the activities available this year at CAMP:
Concierge, Information and Box Office
A special Concierge Desk and Box Office will assist customers with tickets and last-minute purchases. Information Desk staff will help attendees locate Modernism Week venues and suggest events to attend.
On-Site Design Consultations
CAMP attendees will be able to schedule thirty-minute sessions with either landscape design professionals or interior designers. In these consultations offered on two days, experts will give advice and recommendations on current or future renovation projects.
Cheeky’s To Go – Central café/bar
This year, a café and bar managed by Cheeky’s restaurant will provide a central location for guests to refresh themselves with a full bar including specialty beverages and tasty food options.
CAMP Theater programming
Once again, a 100-seat theater will adjoin the main CAMP space and will be the location for more than 20 fascinating talks and presentations. These include:
Modernist Design Influences on Today’s Luxury Interiors
February 15, 12 p.m. $10
Join Traditional Home Magazine’s Jill Waage for an intimate discussion with a group of today’s leading interior designers to explore the influences modernist designers are still having today.
Women in Design talk
February 16, 12 p.m. $10
JennAir, luxury appliance leader and Modernism Week sponsor, will bring together defiant female designers to discuss challenging convention, sourcing creative inspiration, trend forecasting and more.
Modernism’s Legacy: Discussing the Future of Midcentury Architecture
February 16, 10 a.m. $40
.Join Atomic Ranch for a thought-provoking discussion moderated by real estate specialist TJ Pierce on the preservation, impact and long-term importance of Midcentury Modern architecture.
The Kennedy Center: An American Architectural Icon, Then and Now
February 18, 12:30 p.m. $10
The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, is the nation’s cultural center. Currently undergoing its first-ever expansion the Center will unveil a unified campus that will be the premier nexus of arts, learning and culture. Please join Chris McVoy, Partner and Design Architect for Steven Holl Architects, and Edmund Hollander, founder of HOLLANDER design | Landscape Architects, for an insightful conversation moderated by Frances Anderton, host of DnA: Design and Architecture on KCRW, an NPR station in Los Angeles.
Midcentury to 21st Century Design: Modern Design Through the Lens of 3 Innovators
February 22, 10 a.m. $10
Hear three passionate players from the world of design in a lively discussion about the merits of timeless innovation. Join George Smart of US Modernist, Christine Marvin of MARVIN and Joel Turkel of Turkel Design for a conversation about lessons learned on the path to making it modern.
Mod with A Twist, daily February 15 – 23, 5 PM, $50
Mod with a Twist has become one of the most sought-after tickets during Modernism Week. This popular “think and drink” event features thought-provoking and irreverent presentations and runs daily February 15 through 23 with two alternating panel tracks (Mod Culture and Mod Life). Five informative, amusing and captivating 10-minute talks will be presented by leading Modernists and guest presenters on an amazing range of topics, accompanied by a richly detailed audio and visual presentation. Back for the sixth year, these programs typically play to a full house.