Wooden Dolls Mother Fish & Child
Alexander Girard, 1952
Two fish - a mother and her little one - add another motif from the animal world to the cheerful family of Alexander Girard's Wooden Dolls. Their horizontal orientation distinguishes them from the standing posture of the other figures in the large collection of dolls.
- Material: solid fir, hand painted.
- Packaging: high-quality wooden gift box with printed label, brochure included.
- Origin of wood: silver fir (Abies alba) from Western Europe and/or Poland.
- Material: solid fir, hand painted, with a metal weight in the body of the fish.
- Packaging: high-quality wooden gift box with printed label, brochure included. Set contains a small fish and a large fish.
Together with Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson, Alexander Girard was one of the leading figures of postwar American design. A key source of inspiration for his wide-ranging oeuvre, which focused primarily on textile design, was his passion for the folk art of South America, Asia and Eastern Europe. The decorative Wooden Dolls, designed and made by Girard for his own home in Santa Fe, were likewise inspired by his extensive personal collection of folk art. Part decorative object, part toy, the Wooden Dolls are based on originals from the Girard estate in the holdings of the Vitra Design Museum.
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The architect and designer Alexander Girard was one of the leading figures in American design during the postwar era. His passion for colours, patterns and textures found expression in the field of textile design, which was a focal part of his oeuvre.
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