Girard Bird

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Although its features are reduced to a minimum, the archaic-looking Girard Bird (1945) by Alexander Girard is clearly recognisable as an avian creature.
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In the mid-1940s, the designer Alexander Girard experimented with a series of abstract sculptures made of glass, foam rubber, corrugated cardboard, driftwood, plywood and solid wood – including an avian figure carved by hand out of wood from an apple tree. These sculptures were presented in the July 1945 issue of the American magazine 'Arts & Architecture'.

Today, the original wooden bird is held by the Vitra Design Museum as a part of the Girard Archive. In close cooperation with the Girard family, Vitra has brought this figure back to life: although its features are reduced to a minimum, the archaic-looking Girard Bird (1945) by Alexander Girard is clearly recognisable as an avian creature. The archaic-looking figure, made from solid maple wood sourced in France, can stand on its feet or tail.

Along with his colleagues Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson, Alexander Girard was one of the leading figures in American design during the post-war era. While textile design was the primary focus of his oeuvre, Girard was also admired for his graphic art as well as his work in furniture, exhibition and interior design.

Product ID: 1083944

Dimensions

Width: 75mm
Depth: 235mm
Height: 150mm

Warranty

This product is covered by a 2-year conditional warranty.

Sustainability

This is a Living On product. Its freight emissions have been offset.


Girard Bird, Lifestyle
Girard Bird, Lifestyle