Feb 20, 2017
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 its 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.
Founded and directed by the Girard family to preserve and promote the vast body of work the designer created for a variety of private and corporate clients during his lifetime, Girard Studio now stewards the designers legacy. In recent years, Herman Miller has partnered closely with Girard Studio to relaunch archival designs and tell the Girard story in new and compelling ways.
Herman Millers Global Brand Director Sam Grawe and Corporate Archivist Amy Auscherman will provide a comprehensive overview of Girards work for Herman Miller. Their presentation will be followed by a conversation with grandchildren Aleishall Girard-Maxon and Kori Girard about the work of Girard Studio.
At the conclusion of the program, please join Aleishall, Kori, Amy and Sam at a reception in the museum's beautiful Meyerman Sculpture Garden, just adjacent to the Annenberg Theater.
Presentation Only ticket, $15, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Presentation and Reception ticket, $60, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
The entrance to the Annenberg Theater is located behind the Annenberg Theater Box Office adjacent to the museum's North Parking Lot. Presentation Only ticket: $15, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., all ages welcome. Presentation and Reception ticket, $60, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m., reception limited to guests 21 years and older.