Classic Trays - Baby's Breath
Alexander Girard, 1958-1974
The designers Alexander Girard and Charles and Ray Eames were 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. The expansive oeuvre of Charles and Ray Eames not only encompasses product design, architecture, exhibition design and cinematography, but also includes a large number of graphic designs, most of which were created by Ray Eames. The Classic Trays, which are made of laminated plywood, come in assorted motifs created by Alexander Girard for various purposes and selected by Vitra in cooperation with the Girard family. The Dot Pattern was designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1947 and later used on pillows, cushions, blankets and other objects.
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.