April 29, 2017 through October 08, 2017

Main Gallery

This exhibit explores Eichler Homes, and Joseph Eichler’s dream of affordable contemporary homes, which he built from 1949 to 1974. Through photos, mid-century modern furnishings, and memorabilia, the story of an era filled with optimism and prosperity will shine a light on the structural building blocks that make Eichler living so appealing.

Related Programs

  • I Love Eichlers! A Conversation with Eichler Devotees – May 17th, 7-pm
  • Eichler Home Remodels: Updating the Classics – May 24th, 7pm
  • Sustainable Solutions & Materials for the Built Environment – May 31st, 7pm
  • Eichler: His Architectural Influences, an Adult iPad Workshop – June 3rd, 10am-1pm $75 Fee

Exhibit Description

Over a 25-year home building career for Joseph Eichler, more than 11,000 Eichler Homes appeared for sale. Enter the world of Eichler Homes through photos, brochures, plans, and stories from current and former homeowners. Featuring furniture from Herman Miller, earthenware from Heath, textiles from Vera, and other iconic items, this exhibit provides a glimpse into Mid-century Modern living, then and now.

Opening Reception, featuring the Kirk Abe Jazz Trio – May 5th, 5-7:30pm.

Sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge the following sponsors for helping to make this exhibit possible:

Exhibition Patron
Herman Miller
Media Sponsor
Los Altos Town Crier
Exhibition Sponsor
The Erdal Team,
Sereno Group

Klopf Architecture
Opening Reception Sponsor
Go2Design Studio
Kerf Design, Inc.
Modern Homes
Starburst Construction
Classic Mid-Century Modern Furnishings Sponsor
Lucile Glessner Design
Palo Alto Glass, Inc.

Exhibit Highlights

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