This morning I told you the great news that Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Miller House will open for public tours on May 10. The home was designed by Eero Saarinen, with interiors by Alexander Girard and landscapes by Dan Kiley.
Look at the fascinating PLYprint, which I found for $95, at Design Public. It’s based on an Alexander Girard textile print.
From 1952 to 1973, a Girard-led textile team brought color and life to the furniture creations of George Nelson as well as Charles and Ray Eames.
Girard is considered the greatest colorist and textile designer of modern time and he used traditional folk art to infuse color, whimsy, and humor into vibrant modern design.
Today, companies are turning his amazing designs into new products for the home.
I love these blocks for kids. Who can argue with a toy that kids will love but still will look fantastic in your home! These are $120 at House Industries.
House Industries also created this beautiful nativity.
“Alexander Girard amassed a huge collection of nativities, most of which he spent the last years of his life curating for his wing at the International Museum of Folk Art in Santa Fe,” House Industries says. “We thought it would be an appropriate homage to create a completely new nativity that is based on a Girard illustration that hangs in his son’s house.”
The IMA, which owns and has restored the Miller House, sells a number of modern design objects in its shop, including this coaster set that is based on an Alexander Girard textile design.
The set is just $22 and so cool.
The Vitra design Museum has created a line of trays celebrating Girard designs.
Finally, I wanted to show you some more of these interesting PlyPrints.