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Alexander Girard® Throw Blanket

by Alexander Girard, from Herman Miller ®

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alexander girard® throw blanket

Design Alexander Girard, 1965
Virgin wool, cotton
Made by Herman Miller

In 1965, the Jack Tinker Agency hired Alexander Girard to orchestrate what amounted to a complete overhaul of the Braniff International Airway's brand experience. From playing cards and matchbooks, to baggage tags and tickets, to the airport lounges and planes, Girard marshaled his talents into a comprehensive scheme that signaled "the end of the plain plane," ultimately making 17,543 design changes that included 56 textiles for use in the interiors of Braniff planes. These fabrics featured a range of geometric patterns and related to one another with a consistent mix of primary, secondary, and tertiary colors.

Recreated today by Pendleton, whose blankets Girard avidly collected, the 4 designs are crafted from a blend of 82 percent naturally breathable, wrinkle resistant, 82% high-quality virgin wool and 18 percent cotton.

These designs are just a few examples of Girard's unparalleled body of work that stands wholly apart from his contemporaries. From his outpost in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he designed over 300 textiles in multitudes of color-ways, multiple collections of wallpaper, decorative prints and wall hangings, an expansive group of furniture, and both decorative and useful objects-a body of work well ahead of its time.

54" w | 64" L

$295.00 + free shipping
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Alexander Girard

Alexander Girard

Alexander Girard (1907 – 1993) affectionately known as Sandro, was an architect and a textile designer born in New York City and raised in Florence, Italy. A graduate of the Royal School of Architecture in Rome, Girard refined his skills in both Florence and New York. Girard is widely known for his contributions in the field of American textile design, particularly through his work for Herman Miller (1952 to 1975), where he headed the fabric and textile division and created fabrics for the designs of George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames. He also developed a highly sought-after furniture collection for Herman Miller in 1967, building on his designs for Braniff Airlines' lounge and office furniture.
Herman Miller
Herman Miller was a West Michigan businessman who helped his son-in-law, D.J. De Pree, buy the Michigan Star Furniture Company in 1923. De Pree had been working at the company, which opened in 1905, since he was hired in 1909 as a clerk. De Pree knew his father-in-law was a man of integrity, so he decided to rename the company after him. By the middle of the 20th century, the name Herman Miller had become synonymous with modern furniture. Working with legendary designers George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, the company produced pieces that would become classics of industrial design.


alexander girard® throw blanket

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Lovely Blanket
Charles, more than a month ago.
I now have two of these and I love them. Bold colors and pattern with a very nice heft. They don't make you overheat when you use them for too long like a polyester blanket would.
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Gift to myself
Janet, more than a month ago.
I have had my eye on this gorgeous throw for some time, and finally decided to gift myself for my birthday. It is so well-made, and the colors are so happy and vibrant. It's the perfect size and I love folding it at the end of my bed for a splash of color. I couldn't be happier with the purchase!
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Beautiful and functional
Casey, more than a month ago.
Incredibly well made by Pendleton, this blanket's design is a modernist dream, unlike the designs they typically produce. The size of the blanket makes it perfect as a throw or even on the top of queen size or smaller bed. It's great to have something so accessible by Girard, one of the great mid-century design masters.
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solid and comfortable throw
momo, more than a month ago.
The color is bright and the touch is very soft and comfortable. I put it on the twin bed. The bed head has Italian blue, so the blanket matches the perfect color combination. This made the room bright and attractive.
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Girard Throw Blanket
Gancini, more than a month ago.
Purchased in black and white - have only had for a short while so far, but it's very warm and appears to be very well-made. Love the pattern, and it's a great complement to my living room furniture.
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