Wallpaper Sample, "Retrospective," Designed by Alexander Girard for Herman Miller, 1952

Summary

Alexander Girard, renowned mid-century modern designer, began designing colorful and abstract textiles because nothing suitable was available on the market. Similarly, wallpaper appropriate for modern spaces was in short supply. In 1952, Girard designed a line of hand-screened wallpaper for Herman Miller Inc., which featured repetitive geometric patterns in a range of colors.

Alexander Girard, renowned mid-century modern designer, began designing colorful and abstract textiles because nothing suitable was available on the market. Similarly, wallpaper appropriate for modern spaces was in short supply. In 1952, Girard designed a line of hand-screened wallpaper for Herman Miller Inc., which featured repetitive geometric patterns in a range of colors.

Artifact

Wallpaper

Date Made

1952

Creators

Girard, Alexander 

Herman Miller, Inc. 

Creator Notes

Herman Miller Textiles. Designed by Alexander Girard.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

92.48.2.24

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Ink

Color

Black (Color)
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 12 in

Width: 12 in

Inscriptions

across left side of front: for herman miller handwritten on back, lower right corner: 8011 / Retrospective / '52

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