Letter from Girard to Mrs. Irwin Miller, 1963, 1/2. In the spring of 1963, Alexander Girard and Xenia Miller met in New York to shop for furniture for the Miller House. Following that trip, Girard forwarded a photograph of Herman Miller’s 675 Lounge Chair designed by Charles Eames. Mrs. Miller writes at the bottom of the Girard’s memo, “Don’t like for den even in brass.”
Letter from Irwin Miller to Girard, 1955, 1/2. After visiting both the Herman Miller and Knoll showrooms, J. Irwin Miller wrote to Alexander Girard to share his and Xenia’s thoughts on various items for the new house.
Girard made the home a joyous place at a time when design was all about reductionism and rationality. Pictured left: 'Armchair No. 66310', 1967, series production by Herman Miller Furniture Co. Photography: Jürgen Hans. Courtesy Vitra Design Museum. Right: 'Girls, Environmental Enrichment Panel # 3001', for Herman Miller, 1971. Courtesy Alexander Girard Estate/Vitra Design Museum