Designer: Alexander Girard
Alexander Girard’s black and white design demonstrates the original intent of his 1972 series of panels for Herman Miller’s Action Office: to add emotion, warmth, and personality to working spaces. Today, with archival reissues like this one, his design can enhance both offices and homes. Simple and distinctive, this 47-by-58-inch canvas print is 1.5-inches deep and comes pre-mounted so it’s easy to hang. Mounting hardware is included.
Alexander Girard’s belief that design should bring beauty, fun, and sensuality to our world drove the development of the designs he created for Action Office, the first open-plan furniture system. The 40 decorative silkscreen panels, which debuted in 1972, featured boldly colored images that could stand alone, with motifs such as figurative pictograms and abstract patterns. Playful and expressive, Girard’s designs give any setting a sense of warmth, a bit of character, and a hint of emotion.