Ferguson brings Midcentury Modern to life

Ferguson brings Midcentury Modern to life

Celebrates 10 years of sponsorship for the iconic Modernism Week in Palm Springs

Modernism Week and Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery announced the company will be Modernism Week’s Exclusive Kitchen & Bath Sponsor for the tenth consecutive year and the largest 2024 corporate sponsor of the annual festival that celebrates midcentury modern design, architecture, art and culture. With more than 350 events, including tours, films, lectures, parties and exhibitions, the festival will take place in and around Palm Springs, California from February 15 through 25, 2024. 

“Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery is a highly-valued and long-time Modernism Week sponsor,” said Modernism Week Board Chairman, William Kopelk. “We are honored that this innovative company has returned for a tenth year of providing luxury products for homes on Modernism Week tours, present exciting events throughout the week, and be a featured partner at CAMP (Community and Meeting Place).”
“Ferguson is proud to be a major and continuing part of this prestigious festival,” said Stefanie Stroud, Area Showroom Manager, Southern California. “The event continues to present a unique opportunity for Ferguson and our branded partners to connect in many ways to architecture and design enthusiasts from all over the country.”

Ferguson has once again partnered with leading designers to provide a curated selection of new and innovative products for the kitchen and bath in homes available for tours during Modernism Week. These include the Modernism Week Featured Homes, The Shag House and Wexler ‘54.

Please contact Christine Dwyer for product or featured home images.

The Shag House

Artist Josh Agle, AKA Shag, is a world-renowned painter, illustrator and designer with a unique and recognizable style. His creative pieces draw on commercial illustrations from the 1950s and ‘60s, celebrating the heyday of Midcentury Modernism. His work often captures “slices of life” that include people gathering for cocktails, parties, dancing, smoking and the general indulgence of the era.  

The Shag House transforms his artistic vision into an immersive experience that makes guests feel like they’ve stepped right into one of his paintings. The home was built in 1958 by Desert Modern architects Palmer & Krisel for the Alexander Construction Company. It was purchased and remodeled into the iconic Shag House in 2001 by Shag along with the homeowner, Brandon McBurney, and John-Patrick of Brandtopia.

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The center of the home has maintained its original architecture, with a classic 3 bedroom, 2 bath layout alongside a kitchen and living room. Features like the fireplace and tongue and groove ceilings remain in place, but the exterior has been completely remodeled. Shag has embraced the Palm Springs tradition of merging indoor and outdoor with swanky lounge spaces, movable glass doors and an incredible pool area that is ideal for parties.

It can be difficult to capture a vintage style but still make a home appealing for today. The Shag House features kitchen and bathroom plumbing pieces by Brizo and Delta, including sinks, faucets, hardware and more. The sleek finishes pair perfectly with the Edgestar and JennAir appliances. Together, they maintain the charm of the past while creating a home that is livable and appealing in the present.

The result is a space that truly feels like climbing into a piece of Shag art, capturing the essence of the city and Midcentury Modernism.

View products featured in the SHAG house

Wexler '54

Wexler ’54 is another home built in the 1950s but transformed into a haven for modern living. It was created by master architects Donald Wexler and Richard Harrison of the Wexler & Harrison architecture firm and constructed by builder Robert “Bob” Higgins in 1954.

The current homeowners worked with Susan Secoy Jensen, AIA, to create an architecture plan that remediated changes made over the years. Jensen is an architect and preservationist who helped the home achieve historic designation in 2022.

Howard Hawkes and Kevin Kemper of H3K Home + Design kept the essence of the home but modernized it for today’s lifestyle. They retained the best of the midcentury style and elegance, including the elongated flat roof, walls of glass, historic slump stone walls and gorgeous pool area. The 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home pays homage to its roots but fits seamlessly with current design aesthetics.

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H3K Home + Design utilized chrome finish Brizo plumbing pieces alongside stainless steel JennAir appliances to modernize the home in a truly authentic way. The kitchen and each of the bathrooms all stay true to the original aesthetic while still offering the conveniences that we appreciate today.

Like the Shag House, Wexler ’54 blurs the lines between interior and exterior spaces and prioritizes areas for gathering and socializing. Since its creation, the home has been a celebration of modern style and desert living, offering plenty of room to enjoy the warm climate of the Palm Springs area. Views of palm trees and blue skies make this a true Midcentury Modern oasis that is sure to delight.

View products featured in the Wexler '54 house

Ferguson at CAMP

Ferguson will have a presence again this year at CAMP, the festival’s headquarters for tours and events. CAMP will return to the spacious lobby of the Downtown Hyatt located at 285 N Palm Canyon Drive. Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery will showcase mod-inspired curated product displays by JennAir, Brizo and Minka.

CAMP attendees can: ​

  • Discover the duality of JennAir two full-suite designs, with the traditional yet unconventional RISE™ Design and the sleek, minimalist NOIR™ Design.
  • Explore Brizo's showcase of elevated faucet collections including Frank Lloyd Wright, Levoir, Litze and many others.
  • Observe an assortment of modern lighting fixtures from Minka Lavery, George Kovacs, and Millennium Lighting.
  • Enjoy a well-appointed lounge area for anyone who wants to take a selfie or group photo in front of the photo wall or sit down and relax.
  • Take home a custom Trends and Influences book, a collection of curated product offerings in plumbing, lighting and appliances for 2024.

View products featured at CAMP

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Peggy Hall Williams Sr. Public Relations Manager, Ferguson
Christine Dwyer Senior Director of Communications and Public Relations, Ferguson