Caran d'Ache 849 Alexander Girard


by Alexander Girard

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Alexander Girard was one of the leading figures in American design during the postwar era. While textile design was the primary focus of Girard‘s oeuvre, he was also admired for his work in the graphic arts as well as furniture, exhibition and interior design. Girard brought a sensuous playfulness to twentieth-century design that had been absent from the austere aesthetic of classic modernism.

Since the earliest days of his youth, Girard was accustomed to taking a writing instrument along wherever he went. He always carried one in the inner pocket of his tweed jacket, ready to jot down a quick note or sketch out an idea. Moreover, he usually had some sort of paper on hand – very often notepads from hotels where he had stayed. He liked their thin sheets and the practical dimensions that fit in his trouser pockets, and eventually acquired a whole collection of them. Whether with a short text in one of the seven languages Girard had mastered or in the form of a drawing: he knew how to express himself with a pen.

Together with Girard Studio and Vitra, Caran d’Ache introduces the Alexander Girard ballpoint Collection. Applying graphic patterns by Alexander Girard to the refined silhouette, Caran d’Ache has created a timeless classic writing instrument.

Product Type Accessories
Brand Vitra
Designer Alexander Girard
Year of Design 2018
Country of Origin Switzerland
: 13w x 0.9h cm

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Caran d'Ache 849 Alexander Girard


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