The Photograph Gallery
Alexander Girard may need been educated as an architect however he lent his expertise and signature type to a mess of different mediums, together with textiles, furnishings, and objects. His relationships with George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames result in the creation of the Herman Miller Textile Division in 1952, the place he served because the Director of Design till 1973. Girard’s wealthy historical past was just lately highlighted in New York Metropolis throughout NYCxDesign in a pop-up exhibition referred to as Alexander Girard: An Unusual Imaginative and prescient. The momentary set up showcased a curated assortment of his archival designs, a few of the 106,000 he’s collected through the years.
Herman Miller labored intently with the Girard household, and Maharam, to offer only a style of the colourful world he created all through his profession. The perfect half is that a choice of his work will probably be re-issued because of Herman Miller [PDF] and Maharam.
Textiles designed for Herman Miller between 1952 – 1973.
In 1965, Girard was employed by airline Braniff Worldwide to makeover their model which resulted in these journey paperwork.
Chosen textiles being reissued by Maharam.
Girard sewed this banner for the 1975 Walker Artwork Middle exhibit, “Nelson Eames Girard Propst, The Design Course of at Herman Miller.”
His Shade Wheel Ottomans have been displayed in entrance of a BassamFellows designed couch that’s upholstered in Girard’s Superweave material from Maharam. The ottomans might be out there quickly in 4 shade mixtures and two Maharam stripes.
The Girard Hexagonal Tables may even be obtainable this Fall as a part of the reissued works.