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Alexander Girard Blocksby Alexander Girard
Synopses & Reviews
Alexander Girard's lovely and vibrant design graces the surface of this "Alexander Girard Block Puzzle," making it the latest design in our growing line of educational, fun, and beautifully designed toys and puzzles. Kids ages 2 and up and their design-savvy parents will enjoy this future classic.
This 10-piece block puzzle depicts a floral scene complete with a simple white dove. Young children will enjoy arranging and rearranging this colorful puzzle that encourages fine motor skills and early cognitive development.
Alexander Girard's lovely and vibrant design graces the surface of this "Alexander Girard Block Puzzle," making it the latest design in our growing line of educational, fun, and beautifully designed toys and puzzles.
About the Author
Alexander Girard (1907-1993) was a pre-eminent mid-20th century designer whose work spanned many disciplines, including textile design, graphic design, typography, illustration, furniture design, interior design, product design, and architecture. He was born in New York to an American mother and French-Italian father, raised in Florence, Italy, and graduated from the Royal School of Architecture in Rome.
Girard is most well known for his bold, colorful, and iconic textile designs for Herman Miller (1952-1975). These were often featured in conjunction with furniture designs by his contemporaries Charles and Ray Eames, and George Nelson. The Girard Foundation (1962) houses his own personal and extensive collection of folk art, textiles, toys, and objects from around the world.
Alexander Girard's playful yet sophisticated designs continue to inspire new generations of artists and designers. The breadth and scope of his work is truly remarkable.
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