One of the most iconic designers of the 20th Century, Girard's work can be found across a wide range of disciplines, from homewares to furniture. For the Ceramic Container series Vitra look to the American designers early 1950s period for inspiration, with the pieces made of cast ceramic and available in three different colour ways. Though suitable for use as small storage, the Ceramic Container Number 1 is a wonderfully evocative decorative piece primarily, and will add a real sense of charm and style to any surface.
Designer Alexander Girard was born to an American mother and an Italian father in 1907 in New York City. Along with his close friends and contemporaries George Nelson and Charles & Ray Eames, Girard was one of the leading figures of postwar American modern design.
Textile design was the main focus of his wide-ranging design career which also encompassed architecture, interior design, furniture design and industrial design. Perhaps his most iconic designs are his collection of hand-painted Wooden Dolls with are now produced under licence by Vitra.