Trained as an architect, but proficient in all manner of activities, Alexander Girard was introduced to Herman Miller through Charles Eames and George Nelson, established the Textile Division in 1952, and served as its Director of Design until 1973. From his outpost in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he designed over 300 textiles in multitudes of colorways, multiple collections of wallpaper, decorative prints and wall hangings, an expansive group of furniture, and both decorative and useful objects.
Our first re-edition of textiles by Alexander Girard for the Herman Miller Collection focuses on quintessential textures. Though often heralded for his patterns, Girard produced a body of woven textures for Herman Miller that are timeless and versatile. We have reproduced each textile as faithfully in weave and color as is possible with one enhancement: they now utilize the most advanced environmental constructions and materials available.