About this designer: Alexander Girard
Alexander Girard, born in 1907 in New York City, was one of the decisive figures of post-war American design alongside his close friends George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, particularly as head of Herman Miller’s textile division. He favoured geometric patterns and festive colours, largely inspired by his extensive collection of folk art. In 2000, máXimo partnered with the Girard family to bring his extensive body of work back to life by joining with select companies internationally such as Herman Miller, Vitra and Maharam.
About this brand: Vitra
Vitra is a furniture company dedicated to developing healthy, intelligent, inspiring and durable solutions for the office, the home and for public spaces. Vitra’s products and concepts are developed in Switzerland by applying a diligent design process that brings together the company’s engineering excellence with the creative genius of leading international designers. It is our goal to create products with a high functional and aesthetic life expectancy. The Vitra Campus architecture, the Vitra Design Museum, workshops, publications, collections and archives are all integral elements of the Vitra Project. They give Vitra the opportunity to gain perspective and depth in all of its creative activities.