Dunn-Edwards: Partner in Modernism
02/11/2020 | dunnedwards |
When February commences, most people immediately think of Valentine’s Day — chocolates, roses romance… and overcrowded restaurants. Of course, if you are a Mid-century modern devotee, you may still be in busy eateries but, chances are, you’re in scenic Palm Springs, blissfully immersed in the best modernism has to offer. From design and architecture to fashion art and culture, welcome to Modernism Week 2020!
From Feb. 13 to 23, this celebration encourages a greater understanding of Mid-century architecture and design — as well as contemporary thinking in these fields — through education and preservation, as well as the sustainable lifestyle that permeates the Palm Springs area.
For many years, Dunn-Edwards has been a sponsor and active participant at Modernism Week — and is the event’s exclusive paint sponsor. As always, we are proud to support and provide paint for Modernism Week projects. This year, we partnered with local designers and other professionals on the following notable Palm Springs communities:
Indian Canyons, a prestigious neighborhood in South Palm Springs, was originally home to the Agua Caliente Indians. While the community was first developed in the 1960s, most of the Indian Canyons homes have been refurbished to reflect their modernistic roots. Homeowners love this neighborhood not only for its distinctive architecture — ranging from Mid-century modern to ‘70s modern — but also for the spectacular views of the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains.
The Indian Canyons neighborhood is popular for it's bold, beautiful entry doors. The ever-popular Door Tour offers a unique way to see these iconic doors. The self-guided bike tour begins at The Saguaro Palm Springs hotel — which is painted in bright, lively hues from Dunn-Edwards. Then the excursion explores the prestigious Indian Canyons neighborhood, known for its vibrant doors. In fact, one of the most popular is #ThatPinkDoor, which matches our Berry Front (DE5029).
Also located in the icons Indian Canyons neighborhood is the “Guggenheim House” — named after the mysterious, yet highly influential, Palm Springs icon Gigi Guggenheim — is a 1967 Mid-century located on a quarter-acre lot in Indian Canyons. Encompassing 2,800 square feet, the home boasts four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a gorgeous pool and spa. The current owners were looking to create a haven where they could enjoy the Palm Springs lifestyle. Designer Michael Ostrow of Grace Home Furnishings used vintage furnishings, patterns, and textures, as well as vivid colors to create a retreat that is both refined and eclectic.
Racquet Club West
Rich in Mid-century design and history, the renowned Racquet Club West is a small community of residences near the Uptown Design District. Since 2007, Racquet Club West has been known for its generous lots and diverse styles. The 46- household enclave consists of family homes, generous estates, modest apartments, and high-end condominiums — many designed by famous Mid-century architects. The neighborhood also boasts the famous Racquet Club, where numerous Hollywood stars played tennis and relaxed at the pool. Located nearby is the Axiom Desert House — an amazing example of eco-conscious, pre-fab, Mid-century architecture and design. It is the vision of Joel and Meelena Turkel of Turkel Design. The modular home is the Turkel’s personal residence and functions as a Living Lab for designers, students, and enthusiasts. It showcases an open floor plan, state-of-the-art materials, net-zero-energy strategies — as well as the ultimate in indoor/outdoor living — which makes the home innovative, habitable and scalable.