Vitra Wooden Doll No 18 Alexander Girard
Vitra Wooden Doll No 18 Alexander Girard – alongside Charles and Ray Eames, Alexander Girard was one of the decisive figures in post-war American design. The focus of his broad oeuvre was on textile design, and a key source of inspiration for him was the popular art of South America, Asia and East Europe.
The numerous different models in the family of Wooden Dolls by Alexander Girard are lovingly hand painted one by one. This film gives an insight into the steady brushwork required for such detailed craftsmanship, and why each wooden figure is ultimately a unique object.
Wooden Dolls – Handcraft Watch Video
The Wooden Dolls, which Girard created for his own home in Santa Fe and made himself, are likewise inspired by his own extensive collection of works of popular art.
Hand painted solid pinewood. Delivered with a brochure in a high-quality printed wooden box.
Size: H 15.5 cm, W 7 cm
The Wooden Dolls by Alexander Girard are a large family of wooden figures representing human and animal characters. Girard designed them in 1953 for his own use as decorative objects in his Santa Fe home. These originals, which are part of the Girard estate in the holdings of the Vitra Design Museum, served as models for the current re-editions. Precisely replicated down to the last detail, the many different Wooden Dolls are still fabricated and painted by hand today, just like the vintage pieces by Alexander Girard. And even if the differences between them are only very slight: each wooden figure is a unique, individual product, truly one of a kind.
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