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        Crestron Partners with Designer Christopher Kennedy to Restore the Glory of Modernism with a New Technology Edge

        Feb 08, 2016

        Crestron Partners with Designer Christopher Kennedy to Restore the Glory of Modernism with a New Technology Edge

        Experience the Transformation at the Christopher Kennedy Compound Show House During Modernism Week, with Tours February 13-16 and 18-21

        Palm Springs, CA – February 8, 2016 – Today, Crestron Electronics revealed that its home automation technologies have helped transform the flagship Christopher Kennedy Compound Show House—a sought-after destination during Palm Springs’ Modernism Week, celebrated this year from February 11-21. From lighting controls to motorized shades, Crestron is integrated throughout this home, one of the last bastions of Palm Springs’ distinctive architectural style. In 2015, more than 60,000 visitors from 20 countries flocked to Modernism Week events, established to foster appreciation of mid twentieth century architecture and design in the region. 

        “My goal is to celebrate Palm Springs architecture in its heyday,” explained Kennedy, “while updating a swanky vintage house using the best of today’s technology. Crestron has been vital in bringing back the glory of this original period, and giving classic homes a new edge.”

        The Christopher Kennedy property was built in 1982 and originally designed by Holden & Johnson. It was one of the last custom homes in the Indian Canyons neighborhood, a prominent community developed in the 1960s, and a favorite of many Rat Pack-era celebrities, such as Frank Sinatra. Presented by Traditional Home and California Homes magazines, the new interior incorporates the talents of many top interior designers on the international stage.

        While preserving the look and feel of earlier decades, Crestron solutions will make life in this home even more enjoyable. Using the Crestron Pyng® platform, the homeowners can create their own perfect environments and control their lighting, shading, temperature, entertainment, and security—all by pushing a button on a mobile device or elegant Crestron touch screen. Whether they want to lower the shades to block out the Palm Springs sun, or turn on their air conditioning before returning from a trip, everything will be seamless for them. Crestron products such as temperature sensors are also present throughout this smart home—hidden unobtrusively without disturbing wall finishes.                                                                                                   

        The Christopher Kennedy Compound Show House will hold a media brunch on February 14 from 10-12, and will host public tours February 13-16, and February 18-21. In addition, visitors will be able to mingle with the international design elite during a Red Carpet Gala (6-8 pm) and Starlight After Party (10 pm-midnight) February 13 at the home. Michelle Baker, Regional Sales Manager at Crestron, will be onsite during the brunch and at selected times during Modernism Week. Media who would like to meet with her and Christopher Kennedy about Crestron’s enhancements should contact Dina Khiry at 201-367-1048 or

        About Crestron

        At Crestron we build the technology that integrates technology. Our automation and control solutions for homes and buildings let people control entire environments with the push of a button, integrating systems such as AV, lighting, shading, security, BMS and HVAC to provide greater comfort, convenience and security. All of our products are designed and built to work together as a complete system, enabling you to monitor, manage and control everything from one platform.

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