Designer: Alexander Girard, 1952-1974
Manufacturer: Vitra, Germany
The Classic Trays (1952–74) by Alexander Girard come in three sizes. Made of laminated plywood, they feature motifs from the rich store of images created by Girard for various purposes and selected by Vitra in cooperation with the Girard family.
Along with his colleagues Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson, Alexander Girard was one of the leading figures in American design during the postwar era. While textile design was the primary focus of Girard's oeuvre, he was also admired for his work in the graphic arts as well as furniture, exhibition and interior design. Girard brought a sensuous playfulness to twentieth-century design that had been absent from the austere aesthetic of classic modernism.
W: 11" x L: 14" x H: ¾"