Christopher Kennedy Collaborates at Modernism Week
Palm Springs' Modernism Week wrapped up at the end of February. If you've been to Palm Springs, then you know it's an epicenter in this type of design. The week features decorative and fine art dealers all specializing in the 20th century, and even includes home and double-decker bus tours to scope out modernism architecture in action.
Synonymous with the movement is Christopher Kennedy, a Palm Springs-based interior designer and modern furniture maker. Instead of just showing what he has to offer, he brings it to life with the Christopher Kennedy Compound. Using a vacant house he designed, he invites colleagues to "take over" rooms in it to create a collaborative work of art and interior design. Among this year's participants were Martyn Lawrence-Bullard, who created a sumptuous '70s-style living room, and an outdoor living space by Jamie Durie.
We don't get to see as much mid-century modern design here in Aspen. But, Palm Springs is home to one of the largest concentrations of the architecture style in the country. It's still winter here, but this meeting of the modern minds has us dreaming of the desert.