Cranbrook Art Museum is currently presenting the U.S. debut of ‘Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe’. This exhibition is a career retrospective of Alexander Girard (1907–1993), one of the most influential designers of the twentieth century.
Girard worked across the fields of architecture, interior design, textiles and graphics to create stunning environments that greatly enriched the visual language of mid-century modernism. Girard returned colour, texture, decoration, the handmade and even opulence to classic modernism, making him an important touchstone for today’s artists and designers.
He collaborated with many designers and architects such as Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen and George Nelson, among others. This landmark exhibition presents hundreds of examples of Girard’s work, including furniture, textiles, graphics, architecture and sculptures, as well as drawings and collages never shown before. In addition, the show presents hundreds of folk art objects that he collected from all over the world and from which he drew inspiration.
For anyone interest in Girard and living outside of the US, we do have the book, which was designed to accompany the exhibition of the same name, available through Counter-Print (see below).
17th June – 8th October, 2017
Cranbrook Art Museum
39221 Woodward Avenue
P.O. Box 801
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48303-0801