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Palm Springs Modernism Show Returns as Most Well-Attended Event of Modernism Week

Dec 18,2023 | 15:35 EST By Palm Springs Modernism Show


MEDIA Contact: O’Bayley Communications – Bob Bogard 760-464-0182 • or Dolphin Promotions –
Rosemary Krieger (331) 307-7101 • 

Palm Springs Modernism Show Returns as  Most Well-Attended Event of Modernism Week 

Announcing First Wave Development as Presenting Sponsor and the Show Adds  New Post-Show Online Sale and New Events 

Palm Springs, CA (December 7, 2022) – The 24th annual Palm Springs Modernism Show will once again be a featured event during Modernism Week. The show, which will feature  130 dealers presenting the best of vintage 20th century and compelling 21st century designs,  returns to the Palm Springs Convention Center February 16-19, 2024. This year’s show will  include several exciting new elements, including the debut of AfterGlow: The Palm Springs  Modernism Online Showcase, which extends the in-person Modernism Show until after  Modernism Week ends, a stunning modular home by First Wave Development that will be  open for tours at the entrance to the Convention Center, a vintage 1967 Alfa Romeo  “Duetto” on display for sale in the show’s lobby along with a matching vintage 1960s Vespa, a vintage 20th century piano display, a lecture series offered throughout the weekend, and more.  

Weekend admission for the show is $30 online or at the door. Admission includes return  entry all weekend and a show catalog. Show hours are Saturday 10am–6pm, Sunday 10am–5pm, and Monday 10am–4pm. The Palm Springs Convention Center is located at  277 North Avenida Caballeros in Palm Springs. Valet parking will be offered at the front of  the Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday for $15. There is no valet parking on  Monday due to the Classic Car Show, another featured event during Modernism Week  which will take place from 12pm–3pm in front of the Palm Springs Convention Center. Self parking is available for $10 per day. More information is available at 

Modular Housing on Display 
This year, Presenting Sponsor First Wave Development will showcase the Modular Front Facade Showstopper, a new modular housing solution, located outside at the entrance to the Modernism Show held at the Convention Center. The model will feature First Wave Development’s ZS2 Technology panels, its stunning DIRTT Residential interior finishes which showcase the classic Palm Springs lifestyle.  

"We are thrilled to introduce First Wave Development, an innovative answer to the housing  crisis poised to transform the residential housing industry,” said Joy Luedtke CEO. “The  pressing issue of affordable housing in our nation is a significant cause for concern. First Wave Development focuses on housing for the ‘Missing Middle,’ whose income restricts  their ability to purchase private residences. Our team, comprising experts in prefabricated  materials, architecture, interior design, marketing, construction, and proficient business development, has devised a one-of-a-kind solution. This pioneering approach produces  products that will shake up the saturated prefab market, establishing us as the frontrunner in  the field." 

The Palm Springs Modernism Show will feature 130 premier national and international  exhibitors featuring vintage furniture and decorative and fine arts reflecting all design  movements of the 20th century with a heavy emphasis on mid-century modern. The  Modernism Show also includes compelling 21st century original designs for modern living  including innovative items for the home, hand-crafted furniture and accessories,  contemporary art, photography, and much more.  

New this year to the Show will be AfterGlow: The Palm Springs Modernism Online  Showcase. Sponsored and co-produced by Silver Sponsor Bidsquare, AfterGlow will  feature many of the items that were offered in-person at the show through a simple interface  on the Dolphin Promotions website at AfterGlow will begin as  soon as the in-person show concludes at 4 pm on February 19 and will continue through the  entire duration of Modernism Week, ending on March 1, 2024.  

Bidsquare is a leading software solution provider that delivers multi-channel inventory  management and custom white-label software allowing sellers to run real-time sale events  through their own website.  

"We are thrilled to partner with an esteemed brand such as the Palm Springs Modernism  Show to extend and bring this show to a wider audience,” said Allis Ghim, CEO of  Bidsquare. “Bidsquare’s online marketplace specializes in modern design, fine art,  decorative arts, antiques, and collectibles. By leveraging our technology, sellers are able to  expand their reach and sales to a wider audience while engaging with their buyers directly  through their own website. Our cloud-based technology will seamlessly integrate the  AfterGlow sale into the Palm Springs Modernism website, bringing the renowned Modernism  Week Show to an all new online audience.” 

Bidsquare will be on-site at the Modernism Show to help exhibitors add additional items to  the online sale. A portion of all fees collected from the sale will be donated to Modernism  Week who is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

“The addition of an online aspect to the wildly successful Palm Springs Modernism Show  comes at a critical time in our industry where more and more sales occur online,” said  Rosemary Krieger, President of Dolphin Promotions. “Participation in Afterglow is  exclusively open to exhibiting dealers at the Modernism Show. We have always wanted to  keep the show going until the end of Modernism Week and now we have the perfect  opportunity to do this.” 

In addition to the dealer offerings, the Modernism Show will have several extraordinary  events, all free to the public. Featured free exhibitions include:

Vintage Alfa Romero and Vespa 

In the show’s lobby, a meticulously restored 1967 Alfa Romeo Spider "Duetto" will be available for viewing and purchase from dealer Original in Berlin. First introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 1966, Alfa Romeo Spider "Duetto" features a sleek and gorgeous body, and the car quickly became one of the most popular sports cars of all time. The title “Duetto” refers to the car's two camshafts,  two carburetors and two seats. The vintage auto will be offered with an equally vintage  Vespa, painted in the same color as the car.  

Vintage Piano Display 
Piedmont Piano Company, Oakland CA will be bringing an array of vintage  20th century pianos. “We are very excited to be bringing some of our best  vintage 20th century pianos to Palm Springs during Modernism Week says  Jim Callaghan, President. “The pianos will be on display for sale in the  show lobby and will feature daily concerts. The display will feature several  pianos including a rare, vintage ‘Andreas Christensen’ Copenhagen 1967.”    

Preview Party 
An exciting early buying preview benefiting Modernism Week will take place on Friday  evening, February 16 from 6–9pm. At the biggest party during Modernism Week, attendees  will enjoy a full open bar, complimentary valet parking, hors d’oeuvres, live music and the  “exclusive opportunity” to be among the first to see and shop the world-class collections  before the show opens to the general public. Preview party tickets are $125 in advance and  $150 at the door and include return entry to the show all weekend. Proceeds from ticket  sales benefit Modernism Week, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. 

Notable new dealers this year include: 
● Original in Berlin of Berlin, Germany – offering the vintage Alfa Romero and Vespa  along with vintage Raymond Kappe Furniture and a 250-piece collection of Vintage  Carl Aubock accessories.  

● Modern Drama of Chicago – bringing iconic Post Modern decorative and fine arts

● Gay Fad Studios of Lancaster, Ohio – featuring vintage cocktail glassware.

● JJ Jucick Ceramic Art of Palm Springs – showcasing a collection of ceramic art  glass. 

● Sossego Design of Los Angeles – featuring rare modern Brazilian designs


Notable returning vintage 20th century dealers include: 
● Dragonette Ltd of Palm Desert – featuring a vintage William Haines collection.

● Morateur Gallery of Beverly Hills – offering a collection of French Art Deco 

● Habitat Gallery of Los Angeles – featuring an impressive collection of vintage 20th  century decorative and fine arts 

● Whatever Gallery of San Diego – offering vintage 20th century decorative and fine  arts 

● Amara Rugs of Torrance – offering vintage and contemporary handmade rugs


Notable returning 21st century dealers include: 
● Roshults of Sweden – offering compelling 21st century outdoor furniture

● Tesselle of Riverside, California – showcasing cement tiles featuring a collection  from the artist Shag 

● Tidelli Outdoor Furniture of West Hollywood, California – featuring Brazilian-inspired  outdoor furniture. 

● Joan Banks Fine Art of Santa Clarita, California – offering a range of contemporary  art. 

● Light in Art of Los Angeles California featuring contemporary lighting for the home. 


Modernism Show sponsors include Presenting Sponsor First Wave Development along  with Silver Sponsor Bidsquare, Supporting Sponsors Abell Auctioneers, Clars Auctions, and John Moran Auctioneers. Media Sponsors include Atomic Ranch  Magazine, California Home & Design Magazine, California Homes, Incollect Magazine and  Palm Springs Life Magazine. 

For more information and a list of exhibitors, visit or  email 

About Dolphin Promotions 
Dolphin Promotions produces four shows annually in the United States. All these events are  distinguished by the solid reputation of the participating dealers and the diversity of the high quality merchandise presented. Major antiques, art and design shows in San Mateo and  Palm Springs rank among the finest quality events in their region and attract many local  national and international exhibitors, collectors, and designers. All of Dolphin’s shows offer a  wide range of antiques, art and design and are very well advertised and attended. 

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By Palm Springs Modernism Show