Alexander Girard designed the Metal Wall Reliefs as wall decorations for The Compound restaurant and his own house in Santa Fe.

Depth
6cm
Height
60cm
Material
Brass; including assembly materials
Width
60cm
Year
1966

The Heart motif is crafted from robust, durable copper.


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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