The Palm Springs Modernism fall show is part of an extended “mini-Modernism Week”, during which more than 50 different events take place over four days. The goal of this encounter in California, USA, is to celebrate and foster an appreciation of mid-century architecture and design, as well as contemporary thinking in these fields, by encouraging education, preservation, and sustainable modern living as represented in the greater Palm Springs area. The fall show is complemented by a larger 11-day festival in Winter and in the spring, featuring more than 350 events including the Palm Springs Modernism Show which is always a featured highlight of these weeks.
The Fall Edition of Palm Springs Modernism features 50 premier national exhibitors offering items represented from all design movements of the 20th century and introduces 21st-century designs. This popular event is a more intimate version of the annual Palm Springs Modernism Show and Sale held in February. It is a combination of vintage 20th century designs and introduces original, limited edition 21st-century designs and all items are for sale. Anyone with an interest in design from these eras will find themselves right at home at these shows.
As well as being an opportunity to shop, Palm Springs Modernism encapsulates a real spirit of celebration of design. To emphasize this, a festive Opening Night Party and Early Buying Preview reception is held during the evening prior to the opening of the show. It offers attendees a cocktail reception and an exclusive ‘sneak peek’ (and the chance to be the first to shop) at the Modernism Show and Sale before it opens to the general public.
Palm Springs Modernism takes place over a weekend. There is an entrance fee to pay, though it is only payable once and a ticket includes return entry all weekend. The general tickets do not include entry to the Opening Night Party – this is an additional cost should you want the privilege of an early preview and first chance to buy some of the incredible items displayed.
Once in Palm Springs, why not take the opportunity to discover other places of interest dedicated to antiques? For example, on the first Saturday of the month from October to May, the Palm Springs Vintage Market is held. It’s a monthly haven for lovers of all things retro and vintage, hosting about 100 vendors. Also not to be missed is Palm Springs’ Antique District, which offers an eclectic range of stores along the sidewalk of Palm Canyon Drive and the adjacent roads.