For the Graphic Wall Panels, Vitra consulted with the Girard family to select the Tree of Life motif.

Height
70cm
Pattern/design
Tree of life, black
Width
70cm
Year
1968

The metal plate of the Graphic Wall Panels is printed in multiple layers, which gives it a three-dimensional, enamel-like surface.

Material
Powder-coated sheet steel, enamel-like relief printing; assembly materials included. Numbered edition.


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.


Swiss manufacturer Vitra’s collections of furniture and lighting bring together the colour, culture and sophistication of the world’s most prominent designers.