Design in the Desert


The celebration of Mid-century architecture and design continues at the 2024 Modernism Week

The Edris House (1954), designed by E. Stewart Williams. Photo by Jake Holt

Once again, designers, architects and those passionate about modernism will flock to Palm Springs for the 11-day Modernism Week festival that will host over 350 events including the Palm Springs Modernism Show, CAMP (Community and Meeting Place), tours of architecturally significant homes, lectures and more. From Wexler to Lautner, Neutra and Frey, guests can experience these architectural icons by walking, biking or riding on a double-decker bus tours or buy tickets to one of the many informative talks and performances at the Annenberg Theater. Visit the Modernism Week site for a full schedule of events, tours and more.

In celebration of Palm Springs Modernism WeekThomas Lavin and Christopher Farr Cloth are hosting an insightful lecture on the life and legacy of Anni Albers on February 20 at the iconic Annenberg Theater. Led by designer, educator and architectural historian Annalisa Capurro, the informative presentation will examine Albers’ historic impact on art, design and beyond. Following the lecture, Lindsey Shook of California Home+Design, Michael Silver of Christopher Farr Cloth and Annalisa Capurro will further explore how Albers’ art and textiles have influenced many facets of design and celebrate the Anni Albers wallpaper and textile collections designed in partnership with Christopher Farr Cloth. Tickets are available for purchase on the official Palm Springs Modernism Week website.

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