The Axiom Desert House captures the essence and magic found in the homes of Albert Frey, William Krisel, John Lautner, Richard Neutra, Donald Wexler and the other classic architects of an era long gone.
One of the most prominent events at Modernism Week in Palm Springs is the Casual Concours. 150 cars blanket the golf course, highlighting 60s and 70s models, highlighting Avanti and Thunderbird, alongside dazzlings others.
Modernism Week Fall Preview kicks off with events, features tours, educational programs, and parties that celebrate Midcentury Modern Architecture and Design in Palm Springs. 50s and 60s style comes alive in the desert this October.
Fins on cars went the way of the dinosaurs. But, what happened to steel? Could a material associated with cars from a half-century ago still have a place in today’s world? Is high strength steel the answer to all our woes?
Cadillacs from the late 50s and early 60s are celebrated like steel and chrome gods from a bygone era. The CT6 has more in common with those, in terms of design, than the casual observer might think.
Automotive styling is fashion stamped in steel. It’s an indelible date stamp. With an architecturally preserved structure, the right car is the strongest visual element to creating a time capsule experience
Americans had money to burn, and our cars, houses, and nearly everything else reflected that, including expensive Palm Springs modernism architecture, Danish furniture, and flamboyant cars like the corvette.
“The Fall Preview is a wonderful opportunity for attendees to get a taste of what our 11-day festival in February will offer,” said Lisa Vossler Smith, Executive Director of Modernism Week.