This is a Sample. It was designed by Alexander Hayden Girard and produced by Herman Miller Textiles. It is dated 1954 and we acquired it in 2000. Its medium is rayon, cotton and its technique is twill weave with supplementary weft patterning. It is a part of the Textiles department.
Girard’s exuberant use of color drew on his large collection of folk art. Of the type of color scheme represented here, he later quipped, “In those days a brilliant pink or magenta carried a connotation of a double-barreled horror.”
This object was
Alexander Hayden Girard.
It is credited
Gift of Alexander H. Girard.
Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.
Its dimensions are
Warp x Weft: 29 x 27 cm (11 7/16 x 10 5/8 in.)
It has the following markings
Paper label with handwritten, 135*D, attached to upper left corner.
Cite this object as
Sample, Arabesque; Designed by Alexander Hayden Girard (American, 1907–1993); Produced by Herman Miller Furniture Company (United States); rayon, cotton; Warp x Weft: 29 x 27 cm (11 7/16 x 10 5/8 in.); Gift of Alexander H. Girard; 1969-165-38
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.