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Textile, Triangles

This is a Textile. It was designed by Alexander Hayden Girard and manufactured by Herman Miller Textiles. It is dated 1952 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is linen and its technique is screen printed on plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.

Triangles were a favorite motifs of Girard’s, which he used for numerous patterns: in Small Triangles, outlined shapes create an overall diamond lattice, One-Way has overlapping triangles of different sizes all facing the same direction. In the design called simply Triangles, tangent equilateral triangles are colored in such a way as to create three- or four-color syncopations, with each color appearing seemingly at random across the surface.

This object was donated by George R. Kravis II. It is credited Gift of George R. Kravis II.

  • Textile (USA)
  • cotton.
  • Gift of Boris Kroll Fabrics, Inc..
  • 1975-25-1

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft (a): 146.1 × 120 cm (57 1/2 × 47 1/4 in.) Warp x Weft (b): 146.1 × 116.2 cm (57 1/2 × 45 3/4 in.)

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Textile, Triangles; Designed by Alexander Hayden Girard (American, 1907–1993); Manufactured by Herman Miller Furniture Company (United States); linen; Warp x Weft (a): 146.1 × 120 cm (57 1/2 × 47 1/4 in.) Warp x Weft (b): 146.1 × 116.2 cm (57 1/2 × 45 3/4 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2016-5-28-a,b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Energizing the Everyday: Gifts From the George R. Kravis II Collection.

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