Alexander Girard was a man of many design talents. Trained as an architect, he practised across disciplines—making furniture, designing interiors, patterning wallpapers. Girard is perhaps best known for his work as Herman Miller’s head of textiles, a title he carried from 1952 to 1973. Girard is perhaps best known for
Lena Meyer-Bergner, design drawing, 1936. Via Galerie Ulrich Fiedler, Berlin Bergner (1906-1981) was one of the outstanding textile designers at the Bauhaus. After some years in the Soviet Union she married Hannes Meyer in 1937, who had been the second director of the design school, and went with him to Mexico
Swiss textiles brand ZigZagZurich produces a range of artist-designed blankets , including several influenced by Bauhaus design principles. Called Artist Wool Blankets, the colourful collection includes designs by Mexico-based artist Daniel Barreto, Swiss-born interior architect and ZigZagZurich creative director Michele Rondelli, and recent Stuttgart Academy of Fine Art graduate Sophie Probst.