Necktie, Designed by Alexander Girard for Herman Miller, 1952-1973

Summary

Alexander Girard humanized modernism through his colorful and whimsical textile, furniture, graphic, and interior designs. As the Director of Design in Herman Miller's Textile Division from 1952 until 1973, Girard designed over 300 textiles, often using bold color combinations and abstract patterns. Girard also designed a series of silk neckties, most likely as a giveaway to the Herman Miller salesforce.

Alexander Girard humanized modernism through his colorful and whimsical textile, furniture, graphic, and interior designs. As the Director of Design in Herman Miller's Textile Division from 1952 until 1973, Girard designed over 300 textiles, often using bold color combinations and abstract patterns. Girard also designed a series of silk neckties, most likely as a giveaway to the Herman Miller salesforce.

Artifact

Necktie

Date Made

1952-1973

Creators

Girard, Alexander 

Herman Miller, Inc. 

Creator Notes

Herman Miller Textiles. Designed by Alexander Girard.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

92.48.5.15

Credit

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

Material

Silk (Textile)

Color

Dark yellow
Dark brown

Dimensions

Width: 2.25 in  (at widest point)

Length: 53 in

Inscriptions

on lining fabric on back of tie: AN ALEXANDER GIRARD DESIGN / FOR HERMAN MILLER INC. USA

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