Carl Hansen & Son will partner with DesignMilk, celebrity designer Bobby Berk, and Sonos to transform the fifth Desert Eichler in Palm Springs into a concept space February 17-19. This newly built house is a modernized version of an original Eichler house designed by Claude Oakland and the first of its kind developed by KUD Properties, the exclusive builder of Desert Eichlers in the Palm Springs area. Previous iterations of the Desert Eichlers were based on designs by Claude Oakland and Anshen & Allen.
For the second year in a row, Carl Hansen & Son will curate the interiors of the second annual Modernism Week Social House with heritage midcentury furnishings, while Creative Director Bobby Berk and Design Milk will collaborate for the first time to outfit the home with contemporary art, accessories, and design objects. Sonos completes this perfect home of the future with its sound system, demonstrating how state of the art technology can marry seamlessly with midcentury modern design.
“This home’s modern Eichler plan offered iconic architectural elements that served as a strong canvas for us to dress the interiors,” said Bobby Berk, Creative Director, Bobby Berk Interiors & Design. “Thanks to our partners at Carl Hansen & Son, we used a blend of pieces from the classic Mid-Century lexicon, while mixing in contemporary art and accessories. Staying true to the minimal form, we selected details (including some of my original artwork), which offered character to and elevated the design, but still allowed Eichler's iconic footprint to remain the star of the show. We're so pleased to have partnered with Carl Hansen & Son, Sonos, and Design Milk on this amazing project and we're looking forward to the great events of this year's Modernism Week!"
Modernism Week’s Social House will be a delight to modernism fans and is only open by appointment and invitation from February 17 to February 19. However, tickets can be purchased to the following events:
Eichler Day – Saturday, February 18th
The last stop on the self-guided tour of the Desert Eichlers is the Social House. Stop by for a glass of wine and explore the house.
Eichler House at Twlight
“Midcentury Modern Meets Modern: How the Past and the Future Can Live in Harmony” – Sunday, February 19th 
Design Milk’s Jaime Derringer will moderate a conversation with Bobby Berk (Bobby Berk Interiors + Design) l Troy Kudlac (KUD Properties); Dana Kriger (Sonos); and Chris Pardo (Elemental Architecture). Stay for happy hour and a poolside reception.