The 7th annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale – Fall Edition, held during Modernism Week’s Fall Preview, set a new attendance record for the October show. On Saturday and Sunday more than 2,000 people attended the show. The Friday evening Early Buying Preview Reception had 500 attendees, also a new record. The overall attendance was up 25% from the last Fall Edition Show held in 2019. In addition, strong dealer sales were reported across the board at the show. The 2020 event was not held due to the pandemic.
During the October show, more than 45 premier national exhibitors offering vintage furniture, decorative and fine art, representing all design movements of the 20th century and introducing 21st century contemporary design. This year, the Modernism Show & Sale also included selected dealers that typically participate in the Palm Springs Modern Design Expo.
“The Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale is an important must-see event for art and design aficionados,” said Moya O’Neill of Moya Living, a dealer that had a booth at the event. “Our clients fly in just to see this show especially on the opening night to get first dibs on all of the fantastic merchandise. This show is the best of the best and includes top-of-the-line furniture and art vendors in sunny Palm Springs.”
“We were very happy to be exhibiting live and in person during the Fall Edition of the Palm Springs Modernism Show,” said Patrick Dragonette of Dragonette Ltd. “Everyone seemed very happy to be able to see and touch things in person again. We were very pleased with our results from the show. The attendance was amazing, and we sold a number of artworks. In addition, being at the show has led to additional sales back at our showroom in Palm Desert.”
“The 2021 Fall Edition was by far my best fall show ever,” said Robert Sommers of Blue Heron Gallery, another dealer at the event. “In fact, it was even better than many of the February shows. People were eager and enthusiastic to shop. I selected a good range of both expensive and inexpensive pieces so that everybody left my booth happy. The quality and importance of the show has raised considerably since its inception and it continues to be one of the most important 20th century design shows in the US.”
The 21st annual Modernism Show & Sale and the 4th Annual Modern Design Expo will return February 18-21, 2022 during Modernism Week. Tickets for the February event are on sale now at modernismweek.com. The Modernism Show & Sale will feature 90 exhibitors offering important vintage 20th century works while the Modern Design Expo features 45 exhibitors offering 21st century designs for the home.
Show Sponsors for both the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale and The Palm Springs Modern Design Expo include Presenting Sponsor Engaged Media, LLC, Amara Rugs, BIDSQUARE, Freightforwarding.com and John Moran, Auctioneers along with Media Sponsors Atomic Ranch, California Home+Design, California Homes, Palm Springs Life, and Santa Fean Magazine.