Alexander Girard

Alexander Girard (May 24, 1907 – December 31, 1993), was an architect, interior designer, furniture designer, industrial designer and a textile designer. He was born in New York City to an American mother and a French-Italian father. He was raised in Florence, Italy and in 1917 he was sent as a boarder to Bedford Modern School in England leaving in 1924 to study architecture in London. After also graduating from the Royal School of Architecture in Rome, Girard refined his skills in both Florence and New York.

Girard is widely known for his contributions in the field of American textile design, particularly through his work for Herman Miller (1952 to 1975), where he created fabrics for the designs of George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames.

He and his wife Susan amassed a remarkable collection of artifacts consisting of folk art, popular art, toys, and textiles from around the world, which is displayed through the Girard Foundation.

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Girard Love tray Girard Love tray

Girard Love tray

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Alexander Girard's popular Love Heart pattern is displayed on many furniture pieces, home accessories and textiles, and looks particularly fetching on this square tea tray The tray is perfectly suited to a cosy breakfast in the bed or as decoration item in its own right A creative gift to express your love for that special someone
Large Cat Wooden Doll Large Cat Wooden Doll

Large Cat Wooden Doll

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This part decorative, part toy, wooden doll is based upon the original collection of Alexander Girard from his estate held within the Vitra Design Museum Girard one of the leading figures of postwar American design sourced inspiration for his designs from folk art of South America, Asia and Eastern Europe The original dolls were designed and made by Girard for his home in Santa Fe Also available in a small size
Wooden Doll no. 1

Wooden Doll no. 1

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This part decorative, part toy, wooden doll is based upon the original collection of Alexander Girard from his estate held within the Vitra Design Museum. Girard one of the leading figures of postwar American design sourced inspiration for his designs from folk art of South America, Asia and Eastern Europe. The original dolls were designed and made by Girard for his home in Santa Fe. This doll is number 1 in the series.
Wooden Doll No.13 Wooden Doll No.13

Wooden Doll No.13

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Alexander Girard created this charming cohort of partly joyful, partly grim-looking dolls to decorate his home in Santa Fe Vitra have lovingly reproduced a collection of dolls based on originals found in the Girard Estate Originally intended for personal use, the dolls are now part of the Vitra Design Museum Collection Alexander Girard was one of the decisive figures in post-War American design The focus of his broad oeuvre was on textile design, and a key source of inspiration for him was his passion for the popular art of South America, Asia and East Europe Materials: soft fir wood, hand painted Dimensions: 7 x 17.5cm View the collection of wooden dolls
Wooden Doll No.15 Wooden Doll No.15

Wooden Doll No.15

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Alexander Girard created this charming cohort of partly joyful, partly grim-looking dolls to decorate his home in Santa Fe Vitra have lovingly reproduced a collection of dolls based on originals found in the Girard Estate Originally intended for personal use, the dolls are now part of the Vitra Design Museum Collection Alexander Girard was one of the decisive figures in post-War American design The focus of his broad oeuvre was on textile design, and a key source of inspiration for him was his passion for the popular art of South America, Asia and East Europe Materials: hand painted wood Dimensions: 7 x 15cm View the collection of wooden dolls
Wooden Doll No.3 Wooden Doll No.3

Wooden Doll No.3

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Alexander Girard created this charming cohort of partly joyful, partly grim-looking dolls to decorate his home in Santa Fe Vitra have lovingly reproduced a collection of dolls based on originals found in the Girard Estate Originally intended for personal use, the dolls are now part of the Vitra Design Museum Collection Alexander Girard was one of the decisive figures in post-War American design The focus of his broad oeuvre was on textile design, and a key source of inspiration for him was his passion for the popular art of South America, Asia and East Europe Materials: hand painted soft fir wood Dimensions: 8 x 14.5cm View the collection of wooden dolls
Wooden Doll No.7 Wooden Doll No.7

Wooden Doll No.7

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Alexander Girard created this charming cohort of partly joyful, partly grim-looking dolls to decorate his home in Santa Fe Vitra have lovingly reproduced a collection of dolls based on originals found in the Girard Estate Originally intended for personal use, the dolls are now part of the Vitra Design Museum Collection Alexander Girard was one of the decisive figures in post-War American design The focus of his broad oeuvre was on textile design, and a key source of inspiration for him was his passion for the popular art of South America, Asia and East Europe Materials: fir wood lovingly hand painted Dimensions: 4.5 x 30.5cm View the collection of wooden dolls
Wooden Doll No.8 Wooden Doll No.8

Wooden Doll No.8

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Alexander Girard created this charming cohort of partly joyful, partly grim-looking dolls to decorate his home in Santa Fe Vitra have lovingly reproduced a collection of dolls based on originals found in the Girard Estate Originally intended for personal use, the dolls are now part of the Vitra Design Museum Collection Alexander Girard was one of the decisive figures in post-War American design The focus of his broad oeuvre was on textile design, and a key source of inspiration for him was his passion for the popular art of South America, Asia and East Europe Materials: hand painted wood from a fir tree Dimensions: 7 x 21cm View the collection of wooden dolls
Wooden Doll No.9 Wooden Doll No.9

Wooden Doll No.9

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Alexander Girard created this charming cohort of partly joyful, partly grim-looking dolls to decorate his home in Santa Fe Vitra have lovingly reproduced a collection of dolls based on originals found in the Girard Estate Originally intended for personal use, the dolls are now part of the Vitra Design Museum Collection Alexander Girard was one of the decisive figures in post-War American design The focus of his broad oeuvre was on textile design, and a key source of inspiration for him was his passion for the popular art of South America, Asia and East Europe Material: hand painted fir wood Dimensions: 6 x 20.5cm View the collection of wooden dolls

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