The Zip Pouches owe their unmistakeable character to the textile pattern Checker Black/White, which Vitra selected from the vast assortment of designs by Alexander Girard in consultation with the Girard family.

Colour
Black/White
Height
7cm
Length
23cm
Material
77 % cotton, 23 % polyester
Year
1965

  The fabric pouches are available in a selection of sizes and can be used to store documents, writing utensils and other similar items.


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.