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Herman Miller Textiles And Objects Poster

herman miller textiles and objects poster

herman miller textiles and objects poster

Design Alexander Girard®, 1961
Screen-printed poster
Made by Herman Miller®

Herman Miller's first foray into retail, the midtown Manhattan Textiles & Objects shop was born out of Alexander Girard's commercial interests and personal passions. With a hand-selected stock of international folk art, bolts of fabric, custom occasional furniture, and small items he commissioned and designed, the Textiles & Objects shop offered the public a chance to step into Girard's rarified world. In creating the Textiles & Objects Poster, Girard did as much to expand the boundaries of graphic design as he did to promote this innovative endeavor.

The Textiles & Objects Poster is evidence that, in Girard's hands, advertising can rise to the level of art. Among the many invitations, signs, product tags, and other graphical elements Alexander Girard designed to promote the midtown Manhattan Textiles & Objects shop he launched with Herman Miller in 1961, this faithful screen-printed re-edition of the 26x20 inch poster is available framed or unframed. The framed version includes an elegant three-quarter-inch white wood frame with clear acrylic. Mounting hardware included.

unframed: 20" w | 26" h
framed: 21" w | 27" h

$119.00 + free threshold delivery in the continental U.S.
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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 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.

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Great reissue poster by Herman Miller. It looks identical to the original one for the New York store.
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