The Girards in Tokyo

While in London, at the Barbican, the work and life of the Eames is gathered in the magnificent exhibition ‘The World of Charles & Ray Eames’ on the other side of the world in Tokyo, the legacy of another icon of mid-twentieth century - Alexander Girard - is celebrated through two interesting exhibitions. During Tokyo Design Week, the local Herman Miller showroom, in collaboration with Maharam, is the stage for the exhibition ‘Alexander Girard: An Uncommon Vision’, which shows the creativity of the American designer. Known for his unique vision, Girard stood out for the brilliant use of textiles, colours and patterns, which were especially evident in his work for Herman Miller or the defunct Braniff Airlines. In this exhibition open until November 7th you'll find a selection of Girard pieces, including furniture, accessories, graphic panels and textiles from Maharam.
In the Curator's Cube gallery, the work of the descendants of Alexander Girard is displayed in a group exhibition dedicated to his grandchildren. Showing the influence that their ancestors had in their creations - from his great-grandfather, an art lover, through Alexander Girard and his father Marshall - ‘Girard Continued’ which runs until November 8 displays, among other things, the paintings of Kori Girard and sculptural pieces by his sister Aleishall Girard Maxon. Not to be missed!

“My greatest enjoyment and satisfaction in the solution of any project is uncovering the latent fantasy and magic in it.” Alexander Girard

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Photo by Apartamento magazine