Alexander Girard attracted a great deal of attention with his interior design of the legendary Miller House, for which he personally selected each individual object.
Pleasantly firm and elaborately stitched, the Embroidered Pillows feature attractive motifs that have been chosen by Vitra in cooperation with the Girard family from the vast store of textiles and images created by the designer.
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.
Swiss manufacturer Vitra’s collections of furniture and lighting bring together the colour, culture and sophistication of the world’s most prominent designers.