Alexander Girard was one of the leading figures in American mid-century design.

Diameter
10.3cm
Height
5.5cm
Model
Star
Year
1963

As with many of his interior design projects, Girard also developed several objects of his own creation for the legendary Miller House – such as the four solid brass Candle Holders.

Material
Solid brass, polished finish. Felt pad on underside.


Alexander Girard

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.


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