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Alexander Girard: Wooden Cat Figurine
Vitra Design, Germany

The Vitra Girard Wooden Cat Figurines (Black/White) are hand carved & made with 100% real wood. Each of these Folk Art Wooden Hand Carved Figures is hand painted and comes packaged in a wooden gift box. Alexander Girard originally created the Wooden Doll Cats (1952), a whimsical assortment of cat figurines, for his own home. Today they add a charming touch to any interior. Available in two sizes. Price is for 1 (one) piece.

'I find that those of my designs which satisfy me personally are the only ones worth producing.' - Alexander Girard.

"Toys," said Alexander Girard, "represent a microcosm of man's world and dreams; they exhibit fantasy, imagination, humor and love." In addition to his work in textiles, Girard distinguished himself as a designer of furniture, interiors and even toys. He also had a strong interest in folk art, and in 1963, he created a collection of Wooden Dolls for his own Santa Fe home. The painted surfaces of these semi-abstract, sculptural figures show aesthetic elements from Central America as well as Eastern Europe and Italy. Part decorative object and part toy, the Wooden Dolls were originally created for Girard's own use. He also may have planned their distribution through the "Textiles & Objects Shop" in New York City, which he operated for Herman Miller from 1961 to 1963. This mixed group of figures, some cheerful and others stern, is now being introduced in a special edition series based on documents and originals in the Alexander Girard Archive of the Vitra Design Museum. Each Doll comes individually boxed in wooden gift box. Made in Germany.

Price is for 1 (one) piece.

Design/Year: Alexander Girard/1953
Hand painted
Comes in high quality wooden gift box with printed label and brochure
Manufactured In: Switzerland
Specifications: Solid Fir wood
Dimensions: Small: 6.69” H x 2” W x 1.4” D, Large: 15.35” H x 4.33” W x 3.4” D.

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