Alexander Girard’s design plan for the Miller House, sneak peek pt. 2
Each day this week, we are revealing a section of Alexander Girard’s furniture and textile design plan for the Miller House, leading up to a final reveal of the entire board on Friday. A few weeks ago we photographed this item with the help of the IMA’s photography department, and we are very excited that it is finally ready to be Tumbl’d.
Girard created this design plan by hand some time between 1954 and 1955. He attached textile and material samples to an overall floor plan of the Miller House, indicating with red lines where each fabric would be located. The rugs and floor coverings for each room are also identified on this board. Girard’s indexing system, which we featured before, is visibly in use in the design plan. Every sample is identified by the corresponding number in Girard’s complex numbering system, which indicates the space in the home and/or the piece of furniture that the fabric is for. This system is also visible on cardstock attached to larger textile samples seen in some of our other posts.
Our series continues today with the master bedroom section of Alexander Girard’s design plan for the Miller House. Textiles from previous “color story” posts are attached to this section of the board, including "Cutout" and "Gemstones" by Alexander Girard for Herman Miller. The glass curtain fabric is another Girard creation.
Check back every day this week to get a more complete picture of this amazing piece from the IMA Archives, including the rest of the Miller Master Suite. And if you like the color combinations for the master bedroom pillows, you’ll enjoy tomorrow’s post featuring Girard’s overall textile vision for the Conversation Pit pillows!
Want to see more of this board? Follow the links…
Sneak peek 1: Guest and Maid’s Bedrooms
Sneak peek 2: Master Bedroom
Sneak peek 3: Conversation Pit
Sneak peek 4: Children’s Areas
THE BIG REVEAL
Alexander Girard’s exceptional original order