Girard's perennially popular range of homeware goods for Vitra is at it's most overtly decorative with the exclusive, beautifully-made family of Metal Wall Reliefs. Here, in its International Love Heart version, the wall hanging makes for an aesthetically pleasing object that is 60cm wide at its widest point, with the resulting piece being one which stands out without feeling ostentatious or overt. Produced from powder coated steel, the International Love Heart will surely elevate any environment.
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.