Kaufmann House

Kaufmann House
For the past ten years, people from around the country and the world have converged on Palm Springs to celebrate midcentury design and architecture during Modernism Week. The annual 11-day festival features more than 180 events, including double-decker bus architectural tours; walking and bike architectural tours; the Modernism Show & Sale with midcentury modern furniture, décor and art dealers; films and lectures; tours of Sunnylands and the Palm Springs Art Museum’s new Architecture and Design Center; nightly parties; and more. Modernism Week 2015 is taking place Feb. 12-22, 2015, and designer Todd Oldham will kick things off with a keynote address during the first weekend.

Modernism Week is becoming more social this time around, with the introduction of ‘CAMP’ (the Community and Meeting Place), a new central headquarters on Palm Canyon Drive at the start of the Palm Springs Uptown Design District, featuring designer hospitality and lounge spaces, a café, a film and lecture auditorium, curated pop-ups and image galleries, a social media coffee bar, live music and DJs, and more.

One of Modernism Week 2014’s most popular features, the Christopher Kennedy Compound Modernism Week Show House, is returning for a second year. Named for local interior designer Christopher Kennedy, who spearheaded the inaugural Modernism Week Show House, a midcentury modern residence in Palm Springs will be re-imagined by Kennedy and fellow designers (2014’s roster of designers included Celerie Kemble, Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield of Woodson & Rummerfield, Lori Dennis, Trina Turk and more), with the show house open to the public for tours.

Tickets for Modernism Week events are available now at

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