Designer: Alexander Girard
Graphic and precise, the simplicity of this brick design by Alexander Girard challenges you to take a new look at something familiar. Originally created in 1972 to bring warmth to installations of Herman Miller’s Action Office furniture system, this archival reissue now adds personality to both living and working spaces. The 47-by-76-inch canvas print is 1.5-inches deep and comes pre-mounted so it’s easy to hang, on the wall or elsewhere. Mounting hardware is included.
In 1972, while Herman Miller was refining its Action Office—the first-ever open-plan panel system—it turned to Alexander Girard to give the environments “aesthetic functionalism.” In turn, the designer developed 40 vibrant, decorative silkscreen designs that, unlike his printed textiles, depicted stand-alone images such as abstract patterns and figurative pictograms. Large in scale and in personality, these Environmental Enrichment Panels reflected Girard’s belief that design should bring beauty, fun, and sensuality to our world.