Alexander Girard: An Uncommon Vision

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May 16, 2014
A pop-up exhibition in Manhattan heralds Herman Miller's first-ever archival reissues of Girard's furniture and textile designs. Read Full Article
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  "Alexander Girard: An Uncommon Vision" showcases textiles, furniture, and other objects that Girard designed as head of Herman Miller's textiles division, and for private clients like Braniff International Airways. Photo courtesy of Herman Miller.
    "Alexander Girard: An Uncommon Vision" showcases textiles, furniture, and other objects that Girard designed as head of Herman Miller's textiles division, and for private clients like Braniff International Airways. Photo courtesy of Herman Miller.
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  A large-scale photo of Girard greets visitors to the exhibition space. At left is a display case devoted to the short-lived Textiles & Objects store that Girard opened in New York City in 1961. Photo courtesy of Herman Miller.
    A large-scale photo of Girard greets visitors to the exhibition space. At left is a display case devoted to the short-lived Textiles & Objects store that Girard opened in New York City in 1961. Photo courtesy of Herman Miller.
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  A sitting room in the back is outfitted with marble-topped Splayed Leg tables (foreground), one of the Girard pieces that Herman Miller is reintroducing. Three of Girard's screen-printed environmental enrichment panels—from left, "Knot," "Eyes," and "Black and White"—hang on the wall above the couch. Photo courtesy of Herman Miller.
    A sitting room in the back is outfitted with marble-topped Splayed Leg tables (foreground), one of the Girard pieces that Herman Miller is reintroducing. Three of Girard's screen-printed environmental enrichment panels—from left, "Knot," "Eyes," and "Black and White"—hang on the wall above the couch. Photo courtesy of Herman Miller.
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  Girard designed the Color Wheel ottomans, shown here, for Braniff International Airways as part of a top-to-bottom rebranding effort in 1965. A reproduction of a poster that Girard designed for his Textiles & Objects store, hangs on the wall at right. Photo courtesy of Herman Miller.
    Girard designed the Color Wheel ottomans, shown here, for Braniff International Airways as part of a top-to-bottom rebranding effort in 1965. A reproduction of a poster that Girard designed for his Textiles & Objects store, hangs on the wall at right. Photo courtesy of Herman Miller.
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  The exterior of the exhibition space at 446 West 14th Street. Image courtesy of Herman Miller.
    The exterior of the exhibition space at 446 West 14th Street. Image courtesy of Herman Miller.

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