Wooden Dolls History

You may have already seen the Wooden Dolls inspired by folk art. But did you know that they were created in the immediate post-war period?

You may have already seen the Wooden Dolls inspired by folk art. But did you know that they were created in the immediate post-war period?

Originally, it was Alexander Girard, an American architect, who made them in his house in Santa Fe.

His work of great diversity was focused primarily on textile design: as director of the textile division of Herman Miller, Girard conceived a multitude of patterns and textile products that reflect his predilection for colors, patterns and textures. He had a clear preference for the abstract and geometrical forms which he conjugated in many palettes of different colors.

During his great travels, he collects passionately cloths from all over the world, which are for him source of ideas and inspiration.

Upon his death, his collection will be donated to the Vitra Design Museum.

The current Wooden Dolls are based on originals found in the Girard Estate owned by the Vitra Design Museum.

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