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Dot embroidered cushion

By Vitra


  • Description

    Dots have always been a source of inspiration for Dutch designer Hella Jongerius and are an important stylistic element in her textile and product designs. This is reflected in the Seat Dot cushions or decorative Coat Dot hooks she has designed for Vitra, as well as in contrasting details such as the dot-shaped buttons of the Polder Sofa.

    A single dot is an ordinary shape. But in a pattern it comes to life, interacting with the surrounding surface and other dots in regard to size, spacing and material. The Dot Pillows are adorned with a series of individual dots, each of which is embellished by an irregular hachured pattern that appears to have been embroidered by hand. This hand-crafted effect is accentuated by the seemingly random arrangement of the carefully colour-coordinated dots. They give the pillows a playful character that is balanced by the subdued background colours.

  • Technical Info

    Material: Filling: duck half down. Fabrics: Twill, embroidered.

    Dimensions: 40 x40 cm

  • 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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    • Black
    • Blue-grey
    • Brown
    • Cognac
    • Ink blue
    • Light grey

  • Delivery

    4-6 weeks

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