Vitra

 

  Cat and Dog Wooden Dolls

 

design Alexander Girard, 1963

 


The

Cat

and the

Dog

are part of the rich

Wooden Dolls collection

, designed and made by Alexander Girard for his own home in Santa Fe, were likewise inspired by his extensive personal collection of folk art. Part decorative object, part toy, the

Wooden Dolls

were originally created for Girard’s own use. Based on originals found in the Girard Estate held by the Vitra Design Museum, the whimsical assortment of dolls, both joyful and grim, is now available as a charming enhancement to any interior.

 

The

Cat

and the

Dog

are both made of 3 parts, attached by magnets, and are available in two sizes.

Together with his friends Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson, Alexander Girard was one of the leading figures of postwar American design. A key source of inspiration for his wide-ranging oeuvre, which primarily focused on textile design, was his passion for the folk art of South America, Asia and Eastern Europe.
 
The decorative Wooden Dolls, designed and made by Girard for his own home in Santa Fe, were likewise inspired by his extensive personal collection of folk art. Part decorative object, part toy, the Wooden Dolls were originally created for Girard’s own use. Based on originals found in the Girard Estate held by the Vitra Design Museum, the whimsical assortment of dolls, both joyful and grim, is now available as a charming enhancement to any interior.

Vitra

 

Wooden Dolls

 

design Alexander Girard, 1963

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