Visitors of Palm Springs Modernism Week will get to experience Virgin America flight of modern fancy.

Visitors of Palm Springs’ Modernism Week will get to experience Virgin America flight of modern fancy. The California-based airline known for bringing the fun and style back to flying, has teamed with Modernism Week, an annual festival in Palm Springs that highlights the mid-century modern design for which Palm Springs is renowned.

Virgin America PSP Rendering

The collaboration has created an interactive vintage modern exhibit at the airline’s gate at Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) during the festival from February 11-21, 2016. This chic take on the throwback airport gate is both a nod to golden age of flying and Virgin America’s approach to flying: stylish and effortlessly luxurious. The exhibit includes late 1960s era lounge chairs with matching ottomans, tables and Lucite lamps – all set atop a chic mod rug at the airline’s PSP gate.

virgin america flight of modern fancy seats

The team turned to designer Marc Joseph of the Wonderama vintage furniture and art boutique in Palm Springs – which launched during Modernism Week 2015. The gate exhibit will also include a custom-made backdrop by Los Angeles artist, Nat Reed, who is renowned internationally for his interpretations of the “Familiar Modern.” Reed’s last show, “Post-Fabricated, Reimagining the Already,” was a highlight of Modernism Week last year.

About Modernism Week 2016

Modernism Week’s signature February festival takes place February 11-21, 2016, highlighting mid-century modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture in the Greater Palm Springs area of Southern California. The annual 11-day festival features a rich array of events including the Modernism Show & Sale, tours of iconic homes, architectural walking, biking and double-decker bus tours, a world-class lecture & film series, tours of the historic Annenberg Estate at Sunnylands, a Palm Springs Walk of Stars dedication for architect Richard Harrison, vintage fashion, classic cars, garden tours and a vintage travel trailer exhibition.

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