Materials

Colour Black

Specification

Year 1961

Resources

Alexander Girard brought a sensuous playfulness to twentieth-century design that had been absent from the austere aesthetic of classic modernism.

The printed round tablecloths were created by Alexander Girard in 1961 for the Textiles & Objects shop (T&O) in New York City.


Alexander Girard

Along with his colleagues Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson, Alexander Girard was one of the leading figures in American design during the postwar era. While textile design was the primary focus of Girard’s oeuvre, he was also admired for his work in the graphic arts as well as furniture, exhibition and interior design. Girard brought a sensuous playfulness to twentieth-century design that had been absent from the austere aesthetic of classic modernism.

Girard devoted the same level of attention to every visible surface in an interior. Ceilings, walls and floors were treated with great care and coordinated with the moveable objects in the room.


Swiss manufacturer Vitra’s collections of furniture and lighting bring together the colour, culture and sophistication of the world’s most prominent designers.