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Metal Wall Relief

Alexander Girard, 1966

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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 graphic art as well as his work in 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 designed with great care and coordinated with the moveable objects in the room. The Metal Wall Reliefs are attractive wall ornaments created by Girard for The Compound restaurant and his own house in Santa Fe. In cooperation with the Girard family, Vitra has selected several of the original motifs, which are made from robust metal materials.

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Alexander Girard
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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