Initially designed as part of the interior concept for Eero Saarinen’s legendary Miller House, Alexander Girard’s famous Double Heart motif became one of the famed designer’s trademark insignias and was used and cited in a number of environments. Vitra here pay homage to the timeless appeal of the Double Heart motif with a hyper-comfortable premium cushion that will serve as a subtle but evocative statement piece in any living space.
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.