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Instagram Account We Love: The Best of Midcentury Design Icon Alexander Girard


Any midcentury modern fan worth their salt will be familiar with the groovy designs of Alexander Girard (1907–1993). Not only did he establish Herman Miller’s textile division, Girard created visual identities for airlines, restaurants, and more. Follow this account to glimpse archival images and view new projects that continue to explore his work.

Conversation pit at the Miller House in Columbis, Indiana, a national historic landmark.
Painted walls and ramps at the "Magic of a People" pavilion at the Hemisfair 1968, San Antonio, Texas.
Alexander Girard sitting beside a custom rug for the Rieveschl home he designed in Grosse Point, Michigan, 1951.
'Eden' archival blue colorway by Alexander Girard.
Promotional photo for The Girard Group of furniture for Herman Miller 1967.