Modernism Week events with The Paul Kaplan Group

Posted by Paul Kaplan on Monday, February 11th, 2019 at 11:47am.

The Paul Kaplan Group is excited to participate in a number of events during Modernism Week, in Palm Springs, kicking off on 2-14-19!  The mission of Modernism Week is to celebrate and foster appreciation of midcentury architecture and design, as well as contemporary thinking in these fields, by encouraging education, preservation and sustainable modern living as represented in the greater Palm Springs area.  Here's a sampling of where you'll find The Paul Kaplan Group during this exciting 10-day event that celebrates design and architecture, in our beautiful sunny town, Palm Springs:

Modernism Show and Sale

A dynamic collection of 85 premier exhibitors from across the U.S. and Europe presenting and offering for sale rare and beautiful vintage furniture, lighting, sculpture, paintings, silver, jewelry, ceramics, glass, rugs, prints, photography, vintage clothing and accessories reflecting all design movements of the 20th century and especially highlighting midcentury modern design.

  The Paul Kaplan Group will be at the show all weekend with an agent on duty, to answer any questions you have about buying a home in Palm Springs, plus info about The Palm Canyon Mobile Club too.  

Open House Tour

Come tour a wide variety of mid-century and architectural homes, presented by The Paul Kaplan Group.  The schedule is updated every Friday afternoon.  Whether you're looking for a home, curious about neighborhoods, or even just interested in design ideas, these open houses are open to the public and provide an intimate insight into life in Palm Springs. 


Racquet Club Home Tour

The Racquet Club Estates 11th Annual Home Tour will showcase the midcentury modern beauty of six unique Alexander homes built in the late 1950s and early 1960s. 
The tour will include Alexander modern homes designed by respected architect William Krisel which exude the midcentury modern vernacular found in the soaring wafer-thin rooflines, clerestory windows, and open floor plan, and street views of the historic Alexander Steel Houses designed by respected architect Donald Wexler epitomizing the midcentury modern era being made with innovative construction material and method of assembly.

Home Tour-  The West Elm House

We're excited to see the transformation of this house that was sold by The Paul Kaplan Group's, Michael Slate and Steve Jocz, who you'll be able to chat with at the tour. The West Elm House is an idea house created to inspire and guide architecture and design enthusiasts when it comes to the art of modernizing a midcentury home for the way we live today. Join us for the Big Reveal of this “Midcentury to Next-Century Transformation” of another iconic Palm Springs home. In celebration of Modernism Week, Acme House Company has once again partnered with West Elm and local makers, artisans and craftspeople to create their third annual Living Showroom - a luxury vacation rental paradise where it’s all about relaxing in the sunshine. This year the collaboration focuses on an estate property (circa 1957) in the El Mirador neighborhood. The renovation respects the architectural integrity of the property, preserving many of the original period details while incorporating a fresh and current look with remodeled kitchen and baths, and a complete facelift for the pool yard. West Elm’s design team has incorporated their product line of organic, handcrafted, sustainably sourced and Fair Trade Certified™ sofas, tables, beds, lighting and accessories to create a comfortable, livable space that underscores today’s Palm Springs style. Docents of the tour will include members of the West Elm Design Lab who will be on hand to answer questions about the textiles, furniture and accessories used in the home and how to get the look that transformed this midcentury home into the Palm Springs paradise that it is today. You will also have an opportunity to meet some of the local artisans who created the featured paintings and sculptures.

Free Ticketed Event

El Rancho Vista Estates Home Tour

Join us for our 8th annual home tour! El Rancho Vista Estates is a midcentury neighborhood developed by Roy Fey in 1959-1960 featuring 70 homes designed by Donald Wexler and Richard Harrison as well as another 20 ranch homes. The vast majority of homes have maintained their original state. 

Modernism Week- vintage trailer show

Join Modernism Week for the Vintage Trailer Show – one of the most celebrated and exciting events of the second weekend. This year’s show promises to be bigger and better than ever!

This thoughtfully curated collection of vintage trailers, campers, buses and motor homes is arguably one of the largest and most attended vintage trailer shows in the United States. Year after year the Modernism Week Vintage Trailer Show continues to surprise and delight attendees with some of the most stunning, unique and rare vintage RV’s.

Trailer owners and custom restoration craftsmen will be on hand Saturday, February 23rd and Sunday, February 24th to meet the public and discuss their trailer’s unique history and travels. The show will also have a fun mix of retail vendors whose products complement the vintage trailer lifestyle and will have you ready to hit the open road!

As an exciting bonus, attendees on Saturday, February 23rd you'll will have the opportunity to vote for the prestigious Peoples’ Choice Award and show their love to these one-of-a-kind treasures. Don’t miss this great Modernism Week tradition!

Modernism Yard Sale

Brought to you by Modern Bear, and hosted by H3K Home, this annual sale has become one of Modernism Week’s most popular free events! Carefully curated vendors offer their highly coveted mix of vintage Midcentury decorative furnishings, fashion, and collectibles—you may score a deal or a total steal! The sale is a last hurrah for 10 days of fabulous architecture, history and haute houses. And it wouldn’t be complete without the free donuts provided by the Paul Kaplan Group and coffee courtesy of Koffi!

Vintage Market

Come experience a diverse gathering of merchants selling vintage, retro and mid century modern merchandise while enjoying one of Southern California’s truly breathtaking resort communities.  The Palm Springs Vintage Market is becoming a magnificent chance to discover true treasure!  Set amid cactus and palm studded scenery, with choices for great dining, music and culture nearby, our eclectic market uniquely presents an experience like no other!  The Paul Kaplan Group will have a table set up at the show, and will have lots of brochures to browse too of homes available for sale.

Stop by and say hi!  We look forward to seeing you-  and of course, we're always here to answer any questions you might have about buying your own mid-century piece of Palm Springs too!  HAVE FUN!


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