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Alexander Girard

Largely inspired by the folk art of South America, Asia and Eastern Europe, Alexander Girard was amongst the leading figures of post-war American design. An architect and designer, Girard’s passion for colour, graphical prints and bold designs also found expression in the field of textile design.

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Largely inspired by the folk art of South America, Asia and Eastern Europe, Alexander Girard was amongst the leading figures of post-war American design. An architect and designer, Girard’s passion for colour, graphical prints and bold designs also found expression in the field of textile design.

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Remaining unjustly long in the shadows despite his indomitable contribution to post-industrial design, Girard worked alongside close colleagues George Nelson and The Eameses. Girard experimented with countless creative mediums, mainly focussing on creating fabrics for Herman Miller, unveiling creations with geometric shapes and vibrant colours.

Edited today by prestigious collectives Vitra and Knoll, Girard’s selection at The Conran Shop comprises collectable Wooden Dolls, amiable Trinket Trays and the clean-lined 108 Coffee Table. Dedicated to keeping his legacy alive, Vitra has inherited numerous drawings, prototypes and samples from the Girard Estate, showcasing a selection in 2016’s Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe exhibition.

Wooden Doll No. 1

Wooden Doll No. 1

Accessorise your home with a striking wooden No. 1 decorative doll, crafted by Vitra to replicate a range of dolls designed by Alexander Girard.

This quirky, whimsical wooden figure was designed by Girard for his Santa Fe home, inspired by his extensive collections of folk art and artefacts, and was eventually transferred to the Vitra Design Museum alongside other pieces from the Girard estate.

Crafted from solid fir wood and bound to make a statement on any surface, the decorative No. 1 wooden doll is exquisitely hand-painted and presented in a wooden gift box.

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