Collection: Alexander Girard

Born 24.05.1907, New York City, USA. Died 31.01.1993, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. 1909 The Girard family moves from New York to Florence, Italy. 1917–1924 Attends the Bedford Modern School, an English boarding school north of London. 1924–1929 Studies at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. 1932–1937 Interior Designer in New York City. 1936 Marries Susan Needham (born 1910). 1937 Moves to Detroit. From 1945 Opens his own design store in Grosse Pointe, Michigan; head designer at radio manufacturer Detrola, Detroit. 1949 Organizes the exhibition For Modern Living at the Detroit Institute of Art. From 1951 Director of the new Textiles Division at the furniture manufacturer Herman Miller; in the period from 1952 to 1973, Girard will create more than 300 textile designs for Herman Miller. 1953 Moves to Santa Fe, New Mexico. 1954–1957 Interior design of the Miller House in Columbus, Indiana. 1955 Commences work for the Georg Jensen company.  Show more information

1960 Design of the restaurant La Fonda del Sol, New York City. 1961 The Herman Miller shop Textiles & Objects opens in New York City; Alexander and Susan Girard establish the Girard Foundation in Santa Fe. 1964 3D mural for John Deere, Moline, Illinois. 1965 Design of new corporate identity for Braniff International airline. 1966 Design of the restaurant L’Etoile, New York City. 1967 The Girard Furniture Group is launched by Herman Miller. 1968 Exhibition The Magic of a People, Hemisfair ’68, San Antonio, Texas. 1971 Environmental Enrichment Panels for Herman Miller. 1978 Donates his collection of folk art, encompassing over 100,000 objects, to the State of New Mexico. 1982 The exhibition Multiple Visions: A Common Bond opens in the Girard Wing of the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe. 1996 After the death of Alexander Girard (1993) and his wife Susan (1996) his estate is donated to the Vitra Design Museum

Text: Jochen Eisenbrand

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