Design May, 23 2014

Inside Alexander Girard Exhibition “An Uncommon Vision” Hosted by Herman Miller

The incredible work of mid-century artist, architect, textile designer, photographer and all-round talented guy Alexander Girard is currently on display in New York’s meatpacking district. Hosted by Herman Miller, An Uncommon Vision celebrates Girard’s incredible work as well as the period between 1952 -1973 during which he served as Director of Design, introduced to the company through Charles Eames and George Nelson. A particular interest in folk art and a love of all things bright, Girard’s work with brands such as Braniff and La Fonda Del Sol restaurant highlight his ability to elevate  everyday objects to new levels.  Textiles, objects, folk art and all sorts of beautiful bits and pieces are on display, while Herman Miller get ready to release their first archival Girard furniture and fabric collection with the help of the Girard family and Maharam. Curated in association with Brooklyn-based design firm Standard Issue, catch the exhibition at 446 West 14th Street until May 28.