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Alexander Girard Coloring Book – La Fonda Del Sol

Vitra Design Museum, 2016

The architect and designer Alexander Girard was one of the leading figures in American design during the post-war era. His passion for colours, patterns and textures found expression in the field of textile design, which was a focal part of his oeuvre. Many of his figures and patterns exude a cheery playfulness, and even his simplest graphic motifs possess a high degree of differentiation. Among Girard’s most well-known works is the interior design of the New York restaurant La Fonda Del Sol (1960). The restaurant's central motif was the sun, whose countless variations adorned every detail of the interior. The 'Coloring Book' contains a variety of playful suns by Alexander Girard, which will inspire both young and old to draw and paint for hours on end!