Magazine article Variety

Von Trier Repertory Player Basks in Desert Light

Magazine article Variety

Von Trier Repertory Player Basks in Desert Light

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Udo Kier lives in what was Palm Springs' Crocker Library, surrounded by his designer furnishings

German cult film villain Udo Kier (Melancholia, Blade, Andy Warhol's Dracula) has one of the most unusual homes in Palm Springs, a conversion of the 1965 Francis F. Crocker Library, which was originally co-designed by Swiss-born modernist Albert Frey and John Porter Clark (who engineered the Palm Springs tram).

The home is dominated by a sprawling 1,000-square-foot living room area, which feels more like a mid-century furniture showroom than a traditional living room, thanks to Kier's impressive collection of vintage lights and chairs by the likes of Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen and George Nelson - the result of 20 years of avid collecting by Kier.

"Somebody tried to analyze my taste once," says Kier, who has around 25 collectible chairs in his living room alone. …

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