The 20th annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale and the Palm Springs Modern Design Expo announced new events, partners and dealers that will be at both shows this year. Held in conjunction with Modernism Week, both shows will take place at the Palm Springs Convention Center February 14-17, 2020. Weekend admission (one ticket for both shows) is $20 in advance and $25 at the door and includes return entry all weekend and a comprehensive full-color Modernism Week events 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 North Avenida Caballeros in Palm Springs.
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 or $125 at the door.
During the Preview Party, Hennessey + Ingalls, the largest art, architecture and design bookstore in the western United States, will host a book signing with Steven Ehrlich and Takashi Yanai of their book “Ehrlich Yanai Outside-In: New California Modernism.” This will take place at the Hennessey + Ingalls booth in the Show & Sale at 7 p.m.
The California Closets mobile showroom, which debuted at Modernism Week last year, will be located outside the Convention Center during the run of the show. This showroom features a design studio with a full range of product samples and consultants to help attendees identify the ideas and options provided by the company.
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.
A free museum exhibition will be available to Modernism Week attendees in the Convention Center lobby. The Museum of California Design returns to the Show & Sale for the seventh year with the exhibition “Kids’ Stuff: California Designs for Children.” The exhibition will feature modernist designs created by Evelyn Ackerman, Harry Bertoia, Don Chadwick, Charles and Ray Eames, Gere Kavanaugh, LaGardo Tackett and others. This exhibition is made possible through the generosity of Jacques Caussin, Judith Hendler, Javad Kheradmandan, Alvin Lee, Daniel Ostroff, and Dolphin Promotions.
The highly regarded Modernism Show & Sale will feature a record 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.
New dealers at the Show & Sale include Whatever Gallery from San Diego, Habitat Gallery from Phoenix, Dex Hamilton from Los Angeles, and Royle from Miami. Returning dealers include Sputnik from Dallas, Red Modern from Phoenix, Lisa Cliff Collection from Los Angeles, Gallery 925 from San Francisco, and Den from Los Angeles. Local dealers at the Show & Sale include A La MOD, Bridges Over Time at Palm Springs Art & Design Gallery, Route 66 West, Gallery 24 Jewelry, Palm Springs Vintage Lighting, and Antique Galleries of Palm Springs.
The Show & Sale will be once again joined by the Modern Design Expo, a showcase of 45 dealers featuring contemporary cutting-edge home design products and technology. New dealers at the Modern Design Expo include Skoby Joe Ceramics from La Jolla, Resource Furniture from Los Angeles, Samina European Sleep Systems from Pasadena, and Gary Snyder Designs from Santa Cruz. Returning dealers include Amara Rugs from Torrance, Moya Living from Fountain Valley, California, Eugene Stoltzfus Furniture Design from Harrisonburg, Virginia, Les Jardins from Rancho Mirage, and Flower and Hewes from Santa Monica.
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.