The late textile designer, Alexander Girard (1907 – 1993), is best known for his collaboration with Ray and Charles Eames. You’ve most likely seen imitations of his work and not even realized it. This blurb from House Industries sums it up best: “Every design discipline resides at the crossroads of art, influence, relevance, inspiration and function. Though such intersections are rarely crossed without difficulty, Alexander Girard navigated these highways with an ease few could match.”
The collection of goods at House Industries is one of our favorites of all time. And, there is a new flock of items now available at Urban Outfitters. More images and info after the jump.
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Pillow with 1972 “Love Heart” design
Overstuffed, woven pillow finished with a hidden zipper for easy cover removal. Exclusive to Urban Outfitters. 17″ square. Linen, cotton, feather fill
Paper Dolls Wall Art
An original design from 1972 made for Herman Miller screened onto a sturdy and soft high quality canvas, and well stretched over a substantial wooden frame. Exclusive to Urban Outfitters. Approx 28″w, 1.5″d, 16″h. Canvas, wood.
Three-dimensional made-to-order lettering. Wide variety of materials. Mounting template included.
Available at House Industries
Girard Slab Font Collection, 13 fonts
$175 at House Industries