15 september 2016
The source of inspiration of many pieces by Alexander Girard was his passion for the popular art of South America, Asia and East Europe.
Alexander Girard was one of the decisive figures in post-War American design, alongside Charles and Ray Eames as well as George Nelson.
The Wooden Dolls were originally intended only for personal use, he created this half decorative element, half toy for his Estate in Santa Fe. Later, when the Vitra Design Museum found the partly joyful, partly grim-looking company of dolls they came out as a charming enhancement to any interior.