Vitra’s series of Wooden Dolls, which Girard created for his own home in Santa Fe and made himself, are inspired by the designer’s own extensive collection of works of popular art. His distinctive approach to graphic design has made him one of the best-known names in the field, and his work resonates to this day.
The Wooden Doll No. 21 is hand-made from solid pine wood and comes complete with a collectable wooden box.
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.