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Paper Napkins

Various Designers, 1953-1961

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The designers Alexander Girard and Charles and Ray Eames were leading figures in American design during the post-war era. While the primary focus of Girard's work was on textile design, he was also admired for his work in the graphic arts as well as furniture, exhibition and interior design.

In his work as an interior designer, Girard created a number of concepts for restaurants, extending his attention to such details as menu cards, matchboxes, tableware and napkins. The Paper Napkins come in assorted motifs created by Girard for various purposes and selected by Vitra in cooperation with the Girard family.

The expansive oeuvre of Charles and Ray Eames is not limited to product design, architecture, exhibition design and cinematography, but also encompasses a large number of graphic designs, most of which were created by Ray Eames.

© Eames Office, LL
© Eames Office, LL

Charles and Ray Eames developed the Dot Pattern in 1947 and later used it on pillows, upholstery, blankets and other applications. It now belongs to the growing selection of patterns and motifs featured on the Paper Napkins.

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