Textiles of the 20th Century' is a highly expressive pillow collection encompassing motifs and patterns by a number of legendary designers and architects.
Each of these pillows â€“ which are made by the New York textile company Maharam â€“ has a striking individual character, but they can also be beautifullyÂ combined.
Along with his colleagues Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson, Alexander Girard was one of the leading figures in American design during the postwar era. While textile design was the primary focus of Girard’s oeuvre, he was also admired for his work in the graphic arts as well as furniture, exhibition and interior design. Girard brought a sensuous playfulness to twentieth-century design that had been absent from the austere aesthetic of classic modernism.
Girard devoted the same level of attention to every visible surface in an interior. Ceilings, walls and floors were treated with great care and coordinated with the moveable objects in the room.