D.C. Hillier, renowned mid-century modern design expert, author, and Instagram influencer with 230,000 followers, discusses the enduring appeal of mid-century design, challenges in trends and women's roles, and signature styles in architecture.
DC began studying this period of design and upon graduating from art school with a degree in film studies he was also now educated in the world of Mid Century Modern and International Modernist design. As well as working as an interior designer, DC has remains an ardent collector with a focus on specific styles and eras. With his knowledge and expertise of the period he has given talks on Modernism, consulted on several publications, and sits on the Collections Committee of the Design Exchange, Canada design museum.
The episode introduces DC Hillier, explores the evolution of Palm Springs architecture, highlighting the "Great Whiteout" trend, flipping practices, soulful restoration efforts, architects' passion, diverse neighbourhoods, and the lasting legacy of figures like William Krisel and Donald Wexler.
The final segment focuses on William Krisel's personal connection to Palm Springs and architects' active presence in shaping the city's unique identity.
Make sure to check out Part 2!