Girard Bird by Vitra

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Design by Alexander Girard

In the mid-1940s, the designer Alexander Girard experimented with a series of abstract sculptures made of glass, foam rubber, corrugated cardboard, driftwood, plywood and solid wood – including an avian figure carved by hand out of wood from an apple tree. These sculptures were presented in the July 1945 issue of the American magazine ‘Arts & Architecture’.

Today, the original wooden bird is held by the Vitra Design Museum as a part of the Girard Archive. In close cooperation with the Girard family, Vitra has brought this figure back to life: though its avian features are reduced to a minimum, the Girard Bird is clearly recognizable as a member of its species. The archaic-looking figure, made from solid maple wood sourced in France, can stand on its feet or tail.

Material: Solid Maple (France)

Dimensions: 235mm x 75mm x Height 150mm