In 1957, Alexander Girard designed the interior of the legendary Miller House and decorated the so-called 'conversation pit' in the living room with specially embroidered pillow covers. The Embroidered Pillows feature motifs from the vast store of graphic images by 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 attracted special attention…
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.