About Alexander Girard
"My greatest enjoyment and satisfaction in the solution of any project is uncovering the latent fantasy and magic in it." —Alexander Girard
Trained as an architect, but proficient in all manner of activities, Alexander Girard was introduced to Herman Miller through Charles Eames and George Nelson, established the Herman Miller Textile Division in 1952, and served as the company’s Director of Design until 1973. From his outpost in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he designed over 300 textiles in multitudes of colorways, multiple collections of wallpaper, decorative prints and wall hangings, an expansive group of furniture, and both decorative and useful objects. His passion for international folk art led him around the globe as he amassed a collection of roughly 106,000 pieces, and his many corporate and freelance assignments—including the La Fonda Del Sol restaurant and the total design program for Braniff International—engendered lavish praise for his diverse skills and unique vision.
About Herman Miller
Herman Miller’s inspiring designs, inventive technologies, and strategic services help people do great things and organizations to perform at their best. Herman Miller designs are found in the permanent design collections of museums worldwide, while innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have also helped establish Herman Miller as a recognized global leader. In 2015, Herman Miller was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the 12th consecutive year.