A Comprehensive Collection
of Designs by Alexander Girard
Featuring more than 600 fabric samples
This collection contains over six hundred fabric samples that Alexander Girard designed for Herman Miller from the 1950s to the 1970s, providing an in-depth look into what made Girard one of the most defining colorists and textile designers of the twentieth century.
Charles Eames hired Girard as the head of new fabric department at Herman Miller in 1952. Over the course of the next twenty years, Girard created 200 textile designs (and an even larger number of colorways) that infused the basic traditions of textile design with exuberance, playfulness and a curious, humanist spirit.