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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.

  1. Wooden dolls

    Wooden dolls

    By Vitra

    £95.00
  2. Wooden dolls - Mother fish & child

    Wooden dolls - Mother fish & child

    By Vitra

    £125.00
  3. Alexander Girard Blocks

    Alexander Girard Blocks

    By Ammo

    £18.99
  4. Wooden dolls, Cat/Dog

    Wooden dolls, Cat/Dog

    By Vitra

    From: £100.00
  5. Girard Eyes coffee mug, blue

    Girard Eyes coffee mug, blue

    By Vitra

    £16.50
  6. Girard Eyes coffee mug, green

    Girard Eyes coffee mug, green

    By Vitra

    £16.50
  7. Girard Love Heart coffee mug, red

    Girard Love Heart coffee mug, red

    By Vitra

    £16.50
  8. Girard Love Heart coffee mug, gold

    Girard Love Heart coffee mug, gold

    By Vitra

    £16.50
  9. Nuage vase

    Nuage vase

    By Vitra

    From: £130.00
  10. Alexander Girard Coloring Book

    Alexander Girard Coloring Book

    By Ammo

    £4.99
  11. Maharam Cushion, Quatrefoil Pink

    Maharam Cushion, Quatrefoil Pink

    By Vitra

    £149.00
  12. Embroidered pillow - Home sweet home

    Embroidered pillow - Home sweet home

    By Vitra

    £149.00
  13. Dot embroidered cushion

    Dot embroidered cushion

    By Vitra

    £95.00
  14. Girard wooden doll - Little Devil

    Girard wooden doll - Little Devil

    By Vitra

    £95.00
  15. Metal Wall Relief Decoration

    Metal Wall Relief Decoration

    By Vitra

    £145.00
  16. Silhouettes Decorations

    Silhouettes Decorations

    By Vitra

    £85.00
  17. Angel Candle Holder

    Angel Candle Holder

    By Vitra

    £95.00
  18. Broken Lines Table Runner

    Broken Lines Table Runner

    By Vitra

    £65.00
  19. Geometric E Table Runner

    Geometric E Table Runner

    By Vitra

    £65.00
  20. Girard candleholder

    Girard candleholder

    By Vitra

    £99.00
  21. Girard coffee table

    Girard coffee table

    By Knoll

    From: £1,116.00
  22. Classic tray  Snake - Small

    Classic tray Snake - Small

    By Vitra

    £50.00