Designer: Alexander Girard
Alexander Girard balances black geometrical shapes with a background of ochre to create this abstract design. Compelling, intricate, and lighthearted, this canvas print is part of the series of decorative panels the designer created in 1972 to enhance Herman Miller’s Action Office furniture system. An archival reissue of the original, the 23-by-63.5-inch canvas print is 1.5-inches deep and comes pre-mounted so it’s easy to hang. Mounting hardware is included.
For Action Office—the world’s first open-plan furniture system—Alexander Girard developed 40 decorative silkscreen designs in 1972. His aim was to personalize and add an element of “aesthetic functionalism” to Action Office installations. Unlike the designer’s usual printed textiles, the fabric panels consisted of single stand-alone images that range from abstract patterns to figurative pictograms. Large, vibrant, and filled with personality, the Environmental Enrichment Panels epitomized Girard’s belief that design should bring beauty, fun, and sensuality to our lives.