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1954

  • Work on this object began.

1969

  • We acquired this object.

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Sample, Gemstones, 1954

This is a Sample. It was designed by Alexander Hayden Girard and manufactured by Herman Miller Textiles. It is dated 1954 and we acquired it in 1969. Its medium is 36% spun rayon, 45% metallic plastic, 9% cotton, 10% rayon and its technique is twill weave with supplementary weft patterning. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Alexander Hayden Girard. It is credited Gift of Alexander H. Girard.

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft: 30 x 30 cm (11 13/16 x 11 13/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Herman Miller Fabrics paper label attached to lower right corner.

Cite this object as

Sample, Gemstones, 1954; Designed by Alexander Hayden Girard (American, 1907–1993); 36% spun rayon, 45% metallic plastic, 9% cotton, 10% rayon; Warp x Weft: 30 x 30 cm (11 13/16 x 11 13/16 in.); Gift of Alexander H. Girard; 1969-165-49

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