The motif 'Home Sweet Home' was selected by Vitra in consultation with the Girard family for this high-quality, linen-bound Guestbook from the virtually inexhaustible store of graphic images conceived by Alexander Girard. This motif is perfect for the Guestbook – not only as a graphic design, but also with regard to its theme.
Along with his colleagues Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson, Alexander Girard was one of the leading figures in American design during the post-war 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.
'Home Sweet Home' is the perfect…
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.