Girard Wallcoverings 05.04

Expanding the iconic Textiles of the 20th Century™ Series beyond upholstery and window coverings, Maharam announces the re-issue of Alphabet, Circles and Roman Stripe, three archival wallcovering patterns designed by Alexander Girard in 1952.

As Director of Design of Herman Miller’s Textile Division, Alexander Girard created more than 300 patterns suited to the aesthetic and technical requirements of Herman Miller’s mid-century furniture introductions. Conceived as part of a larger collection of interior finishes, Girard’s Wallcovering designs were intended as two-dimensional backgrounds, and utilize strong geometric forms and nuanced color combinations to create visual texture and movement.

Originally offered as silk-screened paper, the Maharam Design Studio re-engineered Alphabet, Circles and Roman Stripe as contract wallcoverings using an innovative non-PVC substrate. Constructed of cellulose and polyester, the Girard wallcoverings are Class A fire rated and meet all Type II performance requirements.

Maharam has re-issued a total of thirteen Girard patterns, including Checker (1965), Checker Split (1965), Double Triangles (1952), Facets (1952), Jacobs Coat (1959), Mikado (1954), Millerstripe (1973), Quatrefoil (1954), and Toostripe (1965). Textiles by modern design icons such as Anni Albers, Charles and Ray Eames, Arne Jacobsen, Verner Panton, George Nelson, Dagobert Peche and Gio Ponti round out the Textiles of the 20th Century™ Series.

Alphabet Specifications
Width: 54" (137cm)
Colors: 4
Content: 62% Cellulose, 38% Polyester

Circles Specifications
Width: 54" (137cm)
Colors: 6
Content: 62% Cellulose, 38% Polyester

Roman Stripe Specifications
Width: 54" (137cm)
Colors: 6
Content: 62% Cellulose, 38% Polyester

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