Alexander Girard was one of the leading figures in American design during the post-war era. While textile design was the primary focus of Girard's oeuvre, he was also admired for his graphic art as well as his work in furniture, exhibition and interior design. Girard brought a sensuous playfulness to twentieth-century design that had been absent from the austere aesthetic of classic modernism.
In his work as an interior designer, Girard created a number of concepts for restaurants that went beyond colour schemes and furnishings to encompass such details as menu cards, matchboxes, tableware and napkins. The motifs featured on the Coffee Mugs have their origins and inspiration in these rich and varied environments.
Robust porcelain, produced by a traditional porcelain manufacturer. Dish- washer-safe, microwave-safe (except Love Heart Gold, Home Sweet Home and New Sun Gold) and food-safe.Dimensions
H9.5cm x D7.5cmCapacity
Designed by Alexander Girard, 1971
Alexander Girard 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.