Ceramic Container No. 2
Alexander Girard, 1952
The hand-glazed Ceramic Containers (1952) derive from the original lathe-turned wooden objects by Alexander Girard. Their silhouettes are reminiscent of the traditional shapes of apothecary vessels, ...
Alexander Girard's work brought a sensuous playfulness to twentieth-century design that had been absent from the austere aesthetic of classic modernism. This also finds expression in the Ceramic Containers. The three original models were made of wood, hand-turned by Girard on a lathe in his workshop. Their silhouettes are reminiscent of the traditional shapes of apothecary vessels, board game ...
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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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