The two-color patterns of the Girard woolen blankets first emerged as a printed motif for decorative wall panels, fabrics and cushions. In collaboration with the Girard family, the graphic motifs have now been converted into woolen blankets thanks to the Jaquard weaving technology. This creates the additional effect of having alternating compositions of vibrant and subtle tones.
Alexander Girard became head of the material and textile department at Herman Miller in 1952, and in the 1950s he developed numerous patterns and textile designs. Together with George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, Girard formed a design team that has been instrumental in shaping the fundamentals of design - from the United States to the world.
On the basis of his architecture, Girard created a well-known collection of fabrics whose patterns are characterized by simple geometric shapes, such as stripes, circles and triangles. Many of the most popular and classic designs designed by Girard as upholstery and curtain fabrics are still available today and have not lost their relevance over the years.
- Material: 100% Merino lamb wool, executed in a jacquard weave
- Characteristics: Merino lamb’s wool is a high-quality natural fiber that comes from the first shearing of the Merino lamb. It is extremely lightweight, fine and soft and offers an ideal balance of warmth.
- Quality: A lot of technical and manual know-how is needed to process natural fibers. The Vitra blankets are made by a German blanket manufacturer that has more than 100 years of experience working with natural fibers. The high class realization of the sketches demands a lot of handwork.