Modernism is cool in Palm Springs

Posted by Kirsty Worthy on

 

  

In case you missed it...Modernism Week, the annual celebration of Mid Century Modern architecture in Palm Springs, California is currently gracing the crowds.  The festival, which draws over 50,000 attendees every year, celebrates design, culture, and art from the mod era.  It also provides home tours of these museum quality masterpieces.

        

For those not familiar, Southern California's Palm Springs became a mecca of modernism in the 40's, 50's and 60's.  The area's proximity to Hollywood helped its popularity with Jet Setter stars like Frank Sinatra and others, visiting for a quick weekend escape. This also led to a housing boom in the mid century for those not so famous but just preferred the warmer climate all year round.

Inspired by all that sunshine and the stark desert landscape, sleek, glass-infused homes by renowned architects and a place for whats described as "the largest number of Mid Century Modern architecture in the world" and a haven for visionary modernists such as Richard Neutra who were practicing the International Style in Los Angeles.  The famous Kaufmann Desert House located in Palm Springs that was designed by architect Richard Neutra in 1946 and known for its iconic photos by Slim Aarons - Pool Side Gossip and Desert House Party.

Pictured here in our latest photo shoot Desert House Party Limited Edition print - Slim Aarons.

 Palm Springs has become an international destination for tourists and residents alike.  Many people purchase homes here, because they're drawn to the architecture and the indoor-outdoor lifestyle these homes provide.The architectual legacy remains unsurpassed for its originality and influence, and of recent, many of these mid century masterpieces have since been restored. 

Pictured below: The Lost Krisel Designed by Studio AR + D Architects is a new luxurious family residence in Palm Springs, California.

  

 

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Kirsty xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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