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Hexagonal Table

By Vitra


  • Description

    The designer Alexander Girard was one of the leading figures in American design during the postwar era. In 1967, he presented the Hexagonal Table as part of his furniture collection ‚The Girard Group'.
    The most striking feature of this occasional table is its six-sided table top in polished aluminium: Girard, a master designer of fabrics, colours, patterns and textures, inscribed it with a three-dimensional pattern of triangles, which can reflect rays of light as a geometric motif on the wall. This structure and its playful visual effects counter the cool materiality of the design, whose elegantly splayed four-legged base is also produced in die-cast aluminium.

  • Technical Info

    Dimensions: Ø:44/51 x H:43cm


    Table top: polished die-cast aluminium, top thickness 12.6 mm.
    Base: polished die-cast aluminium.
    Glides: plastic glides (non-adjustable).

  • 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

    6-8 weeks
    Made to order item

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