Wooden doll #8 des. Alexander Girard, 1952
Alexander Girard originally created the Wooden Dolls in 1952 as a whimsical assortment of figures both joyful and grim, for his own home. Today they add a charming touch to any interior.
Together with Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson, Girard was one of the leading figures of postwar American design. A key source of inspiration for his wide-ranging oeuvre, which focused primarily on textile design, was his passion for the folk art of South America, Asia and Eastern Europe.
The decorative Wooden Dolls, designed and made by Girard for his own home in Santa Fe, were likewise inspired by his extensive personal collection of folk art. Part decorative object, part toy, the Wooden Dolls are based on originals from the Girard estate in the holdings of the Vitra Design Museum.
Dimensions of Doll 8: 7cm wide, 21.5cm high
'I find that those of my designs which satisfy me personally are the only ones worth producing.' - Alexander Girard
Material: solid fir, hand painted - silver fir (Abies alba) from Western Europe and/or Poland.
Packaging: high-quality wooden gift box with printed label, brochure included.