Interior designer Steve Chase was recruited in 1967 by Arthur Elrod to join his distinguished design firm in Palm Springs. After Elrod’s fatal auto accident in1974, Chase built upon the Elrod legacy and remained at the firm until 1980 when he founded his own interior design studio. For three decades Chase’s work in Singapore, Germany, Switzerland, France, Canada, Mexico and the USA received national and international acclaim and was published extensively in Architectural Digest, Interior Design and Designers West. His clientele were from the world of industry/business as well as numerous Hollywood celebrities including Dyan Cannon, Gene Hackman and Johnny Mathis.
Chase’s philanthropic efforts had a tremendous impact on 3 institutions. He donated his contemporary art collection and funds to build the Steve Chase Wing at the Palm Springs Art Museum. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens received funds that enabled extensive expansions. And, major gifts to Desert Aids Project provided a true medical home for people with HIV.
Katherine Hough will introduce the legacy of Steve Chase followed by a panel discussion with 3 design experts who will share firsthand stories during a lively and insightful discussion. Presenter - Katherine Plake Hough, retired chief curator of the Palm Springs Art Museum. Panelists – Marybeth Norton, Interior Designer/Norton Design Approach; Annette Lerner, art collector, philanthropist, client and friend; Eric Mueller, Partner at M Design Global, a premier millwork company.
Things to Know
This event is for ages 12 and older.
There is ample free public parking in the the city-owned garage directly across from the museum’s north parking lot.
Handicap parking is available. This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week.
Event Check-in Location
Annenberg Theater, Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 N. Museum Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo Credits: Interior Chase Residence, Photography by Mary Nichols, Chase with Sam Francis painting donated to PSAM, circa 1990, "Monterey" furniture designed for Martin/Brattrud, Goldman Residence Hawaii 1973, Fritz Taggart Photography, Cricket Club, Fritz Taggart Photography, Goldman Residence Hawaii 1973, Fritz Taggart Photography
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