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Alexander Girard Blocks

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£18.99

  • Description

    The ALEXANDER GIRARD BLOCKS are a 10-block set that features two graphic puzzles, the 26 letters of the alphabet, and 14 illustrations. Pre-schoolers can identify simple icons such as the sun, snake, or angel, and correspondingly can also begin to spell out these words.

    This set of high quality and durable paper blocks comes in a well-designed pull-out box for easy storage. This designer toy is a great aesthetic and educational introduction to Girard's work—perfect for design-loving adults and creative young children.

    This lovely new toy is sure to become a classic.

  • Technical Info

    Dimensions: 26.9 x 6.1 x 11.4cm
    36 pairs/72 cards total

  • Designer
    Alexander Girard

    Alexander Girard, born in 1907 in New York City, was one of the decisive figures of post-war American design alongside his close friends George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames.

    The focus of his broad oeuvre was on textile design: As head of the Herman Miller Company's textile division, Girard designed a multitude of textiles. He favoured abstract and geometric forms, typically put together in bright constellations of colours.

    His upholstery fabrics remain as timely and vital as ever with many of them still being sold today. Having originally studied architecture, Girard made a name for himself over his long career in the fields of furniture, exhibition and interior design as well as in the graphic arts.

    On his extended travels, he avidly collected textiles from all over the world, which furnished him with a source of inspiration and ideas. In 1993, the final year of his life, he bequeathed these holdings to the Vitra Design Museum Collection along with the contents of his studio; hundreds of drawings, prototypes and textile samples.

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  • Delivery

    2-4 weeks

£18.99
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