Along with his colleagues Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson, Alexander Girard was one of the leading figures in American design during the post-war era.
Girard brought a sensuous playfulness to twentieth-century design that had been absent from the austere aesthetic of classic modernism.
For his celebrated interior design of the legendary Miller House, which was built by the architect Eero Saarinen, Alexander Girard personally selected each individual object – including four decorative brass candle holders that he created in 1963.
Unique decorative object for home
solid brass, polished finish. Felt pad on underside.
(Angel Candle Holder) powder-coated steel, felt bottom.
Petal: D103 x H40 mm
Star: D103 x H55 mm
Circle High: D94 x H55 mm
Circle Low: D94 x H30 mm
Angel : D198 x H161 mm
Designed by Alexander Girard, 1963
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.