Alexander Girard was a versatile skilled architect and designer for furniture and textiles, interior design, graphic design, exposition design and industrial design. The graphic cushions by Vitra represent the versatility and the graphic skills of the American designer.
Happy colours and patterns, abstract and geometrical shapes or unique colour constellations: That’s the world of Alexander Girard. The architect and designer counts to the most embossing representatives of American post war design. The focus of his work was textile design, where he expressed his love for colours, textures and graphical patterns. His designs, such as the graphic cushion Couple, now expand the accessories collection from Vitra.
Girard unified motives of traditional arts with abstract patterns in his works. Even his simplest graphical patterns reached high differentiation because of their clear colours and many of his patterns and figures express delighted playfulness. The graphic print pillows vitalize some of these designs: abstract graphical or expressive figurative patterns make up powerful accents.
Vitra produces the Couple pillowcase of 100% cotton and the filling is made of ducks-half-down. This is how the soft Vitra graphic cushion serves as decorative accessory for the most different furnishing styles.Also in our blog:
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