MOST EX­TEN­SIVE ALEXAN­DER GIRARD TO DATE

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Un­til Jan­uary 29, 2017, the Vi­tra De­sign Mu­seum in Weil am Rhein, Ger­many, is show­ing the works of Ital­ian-Amer­i­can Alexan­der Girard. He is a key 20th-cen­tury artist of more than 300 tex­tile de­signs (for Amer­i­can fur­ni­ture de­signer Her­man Miller, among others), fab­u­lous con­cepts from cor­po­rate build­ing in­te­ri­ors to ev­ery­day in­dus­trial ob­jects, lo­gos and brand iden­ti­ties for ma­jor com­pa­nies (John Deere, the leg­endary Bran­iff In­ter­na­tional Air­ways), and much more. His first ex­ten­sive ret­ro­spec­tive, A De­signer’s Uni­verse, re­vis­its the work of a most re­mark­able and versatile artist—es­pe­cially his pro­lific pe­riod from the 1950s to the 1970s, as well as his in­ti­mate pas­sion for colours and folk­lore. An El Do­rado for pop art en­thu­si­asts, the ex­hi­bi­tion in­cludes a broad se­lec­tion of the cel­e­brated tex­tile, fur­ni­ture and in­te­rior de­signs, as well as many never be­fore shown.

Pull­man Basel Europe, Claras­trasse 43, Basel, SWITZER­LAND

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