Ottoman Footstool, 1966-1967, from The Girard Group Series

Summary

Alexander Girard was best known as a textile designer, but he also practiced architecture, graphic design, interior design, and furniture design. This ottoman design, initially created as part of Girard's large-scale redesign for Braniff International Airways, was later sold by Herman Miller Inc. in the Girard Group Series. Girard-designed textiles were available for the upholstery too -- this one features his colorful "Jacob's Coat" pattern.

Alexander Girard was best known as a textile designer, but he also practiced architecture, graphic design, interior design, and furniture design. This ottoman design, initially created as part of Girard's large-scale redesign for Braniff International Airways, was later sold by Herman Miller Inc. in the Girard Group Series. Girard-designed textiles were available for the upholstery too -- this one features his colorful "Jacob's Coat" pattern.

Artifact

Ottoman footstool

Date Made

1966-1967

Creators

Girard, Alexander 

Herman Miller, Inc. 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Zeeland 

Creator Notes

Designed by Alexander Girard for Herman Miller, Inc., Zeeland, Michigan

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

89.177.49

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Herman Miller, Inc.

Material

Aluminum
Cloth
Metal

Technique

Padding (Process)
Plating (Metal coating)
Casting (Process)

Color

Blue
Green
Red
Orange (color)
Pink (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 11.5 in

Diameter: 26 in

Inscriptions

Tag on bottom is a Materials Statement

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