“Running from Feb. 16 to 26, “Modernism Week is the perfect excuse for a winter escape to the desert,” says Lady Gaga’s interior designer, Jeff Andrews.
Oliver Furth, who has masterminded the homes of Imagine Entertainment’s Michael Rosenberg and CAA’s Michael Rosenfeld, agrees. He’s headed out early Friday morning, Feb. 17, for the opening day of the four-day Modernism Show design fair. “At the show and around town, dealers bring out their best stuff,” he notes. Also on his agenda: a visit to Albert Frey’s Frey House II. Says Furth, “It’s an icon and not to be missed.” (Tours available through moderntour.com.)
Modernism Week’s agenda of tours and talks, many of which have been sold out for weeks, includes such highlights as a keynote from Morphosis’ Thom Mayne (the architect behind the Orange County Museum of Art); the newly renovated House of Tomorrow (aka Elvis Presley’s honeymoon hideaway); Palmer & Krissel’s glamorous 1957 Ocotillo Lodge; sustainable homes in Joshua Tree; and the Institute of Mentalphysics, the largest collection of Lloyd Wright buildings in the world.
“We have an exciting lineup. There’s something for everyone,” says Lisa Vossler-Smith, Modernism Week’s CEO, including a rare opportunity to see the dazzling Kellogg Doolittle House, and meet John Vugrin, architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg‘s design accomplice. (More info at modernismweek.com.)
There’s plenty to do in the desert beyond Modernism Week…”