Available in a range of distinctive colours, the Vitra Ceramic Container Number 3 is the latest piece from the Girard archives to be rediscovered. One of the most iconic designers of the 20th Century, Girard’s work is often found across a wide range of different products, incorporating everything from homewares and wall art, to furniture. A highly evocative object, the Ceramic Container can be used as a memorable decorative piece or as a storage vault for important belongings.
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.