Alexander Girard Circles 1951

  • Not on view

Girard believed that "color is sexy. It is playful. It disturbs." A friend of Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., Girard was an architect, textile designer, and director of the Fabric Division at Herman Miller. He was inspired by Indian handicraft and designed MoMA's 1955 exhibition Textiles and Ornamental Arts of India. He was also active in MoMA's Good Design program as a juror (1950) and exhibition designer (1953). His work was featured in MoMA's shows Printed Textiles for the Home (1947) and Textiles U.S.A. (1956).

Gallery label from What Was Good Design? MoMA's Message 1944–56, May 6, 2009–January 10, 2011.
Manufactured by Herman Miller Furniture Co., Zeeland, MI
Printed silk gauze
83 x 44 1/2" (210.8 x 113 cm)
Gift of the manufacturer
Object number
Architecture and Design

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