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2019 Modernism Week Fall Preview: The Best of Palm Springs in Four Days

Written by Jeff Shotwell
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Palm Springs has captured the American imagination for more than a century. Modernism Week is the flagship Palm Spring events showcase highlighting the best of the mid-century design that makes Palm Spring a unique destination in California and the world. The Fall Preview gives you a taste of the big event the following February - four days of parties, tours, music, and access to sales from art dealers and decorators before the general public, so you can be sure to get your hands on a truly special modernist piece to take a piece of Palm Springs home with you.

The Fall Preview includes a number of events that allow you to experience the best of Modernism Week: 

1. A featured home tour of the Axiom Desert House

This spectacular residence is not only the private home of designers Joel and Meelena Turkel, but a model of functionality and energy efficiency. Indoor spaces are designed to seamlessly connect with the outside, and furniture is thought with ease of use and minimalist elegance in mind. The Axiom Desert House is also a creative space where designers and creative professionals are welcome to collaborate in. To see pictures of the Axiom Desert House and more information on the tour, click here.

2. The Premier Double Decker Architectural Tour

The mid-century architecture that has become a synonym of the Palm Springs style can be best enjoyed in this two-and-a-half bus tour through the best examples of mid-century architecture Palm Springs has to offer. Focusing on the two predominant architectural styles found throughout Palm Springs; Desert Spanish and Mid-century Modern, this bus tour will allow you to experience up close and personal some of the most notable residences and business buildings in Palm Springs. This is a comprehensive tour of several Palm Springs neighborhoods that allows architecture enthusiasts to see the best of the desert! 

3. The Preview Party for the Palm Springs Modernism Show and & Sale Fall Edition

Calling all collectors and beautiful decor enthusiasts! This is your chance to see all the beautiful pieces exhibited as part of the Fall Preview a day in advance! Forty exhibitors from the United States and Europe will be showing their most impressive mid-century modern design works of art you could possibly imagine, including, but not limited to vintage clothing, photographs, sculptures, lighting, accessories, rugs, accent pieces and more. 

These four days are your best opportunity to experience what a unique experience the ten-day Modernism Week will be like in February 2020. Come fall in love with the most unique destination in California. 

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