Wooden Doll No. 1, super large (special edition)_web_sub_hero

Wooden Doll No. 1 super large

Alexander Girard, 1952

The ‘super large’ version of Wooden Doll No. 1 is enlarged to a scale of 4.15:1 and measures approximately 80 centimetres in height. Like the smaller models, the super large Wooden Dolls are crafted and painted by hand – true to the originals by Alexander Girard. The super large Wooden Dolls are numbered and limited to 1000 pieces per model.


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Wooden Dolls

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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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.