DESIGNER

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.

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.

Exclusive 108 Coffee Table in Santos Rosewood

Designed by Girard for Knoll in 1948, our very exclusive take on the 108 Coffee Table transforms the mid-century masterpiece with exquisite Santos rosewood, an ethical substitute to the endangered variety.

Exhibiting clean lines, organic shapes and Girard's view that 'art is only art when it is synonymous with living,' the table comprises cold-rolled steel legs, gracefully supporting an asymmetric tabletop.

An understated 45° bevelled edge completes the table, reflecting Girard's playful spirit into an often austere modern vocabulary. Its Italian-made rosewood top parades the attractive grain of the wood, renowned for its endurance and matchless resistance to wear and tear.

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