Girard's passion for folk art resulted from his extensive travels to Eastern Europe, South America and Asia. He was a keen collector of this art, and it clearly inspired many pieces of his graphic and product design. For this any many other reasons, Girad's work surely stood out during the post-war period of austerity. Vitra is a family-run, Swiss label which keeps the work of Girard, along with other notable 20th-century designers like the Eames couple, alive!
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Material: solid fir, hand painted.
Packaging: high-quality wooden gift box with printed label, brochure included.
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Designed by George Nelson
Alexander Girard (1907–1993) was an American designer and architect who worked in the fields of interior, furniture, textile and industrial design and collaborated with Herman Miller from 1952 to 1975. Among his colleagues George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, Girard is considered as one of the pioneers of mid-twentieth century American design. His best known designs include New York’s La Fonda del Sol restaurant and San Diego’s Girard Foundation, which houses Girard’s extensive folk art collection.