During Modernism Week in Palm Springs, CA, Luxe Interiors + Design celebrated “A Night for Preservation” with Save Iconic Architecture (SIA Projects). Modernism Week’s signature February Event features more than 250 events and it is an annual celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture, art, fashion, and culture.
On Sunday, February 19th, more than 150 design and style influencers attended A Night for Preservation, hosted at the architecturally significant Hotel Lautner which was designed by legendary mid-century pioneer John Lautner; to celebrate SIA’s mission of preserving iconic architecture. SIA’s founders Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield are both well-versed advocates in preserving architectural history with a combined professional experience of over 30 years. Their preservation projects include works by Richard Neutra, Donald Wexler and James Allen Walter. Ron and Jaime are also Principals and Co-owners of the interior design firm Woodson and Rummerfield’sHouse of Design.
“In the city of Los Angeles, the vernacular of our short Hollywood history is quickly being erased. As members of the architecture and design community, we see the demise of beautiful and iconic architecture disappear far too often. In this moment, there are hundreds of structures in the target crosshairs for demolition,” explained Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield.
A Night for Preservation was co-hosted by Luxe Interiors + Design magazine, in addition to other prestigious sponsors such as Theodore Alexander, Snyder Diamond, Jenn-Air, Robert Allen, Diane James Home, Coyote Outdoor Living, York Wallcovering, Nourison, buzzbox premium cocktails, and others.
Guests had the opportunity to meet with Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield as well as Hotel Lautner owners Tracy Beckmann and Ryan Trowbridge and tour John Lautner’s iconic property, this year’s Star recipient.
While guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, Coyote Outdoor Living and iBBQ prepared and served specialty meats, grilled vegetables and fruit. Coyote Outdoor Living is an innovative company that specializes in the design, development, and production of high-quality, all-stainless grills and accessories, providing people with the tools to build the outdoor kitchen of their dreams. After the grilling concluded, Coyote Outdoor Living donated the grills to SIA to be auctioned off to help raise funds for their mission.
“On behalf of SIA, Ron and I would like to thank all of our sponsors who made A Night for Preservation a huge success, and to our guests for making it a night to remember,” said Jaime Rummerfield and Ron Woodson, founders of SIA. “We look forward to continuing this tradition and hope to see you in the near future.”
About Save Iconic Architecture (SIA Projects)
SIA is a non-profit foundation which champions the fights to preserve the significant architectural integrity and culture design heritage. SIA brings awareness and action to endangered architectural and cultural structures in need of historical designation and preservation, thus ending the demise of beautiful and special buildings in the crosshairs of demolition or long forgotten in decay. If you are interested in donating to help SIA, click HERE. Your 100% tax-deductible donation will save and rehabilitate architectural history.