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 Girard to Irwin Miller, 1955, 1/4. The Millers visited the Knoll and Herman Miller showrooms in New York to select furniture for the house. Writing to the Millers after their trip, Girard makes his case why the Eames Compact Sofa is the right sofa for the Millers. It seems the Millers had serious reservations about purchasing the sofa.
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.
Letter from Girard to Irwin Miller, 1955, 1/3. Alexander Girard sent a memo to J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller before a trip to the Herman Miller and Knoll showrooms in New York City. The memo details items that needed to be inspected and selected for the new house, including a desk for the guest room, a kitchen table, and side tables. Along with the memorandum, Girard sent leaves from the 1955/1956 Herman Miller collection trade catalog.
Letter from Martha Vander Linde, cc. Girard to Mrs. Irwin Miller, 1966. Martha Vander Linde of Herman Miller Textiles wrote to Mrs. Miller (at Girard’s request) and sent her wallpaper samples. Girard designed both textiles and wallpaper for Herman Miller.
Letter from Girard to Mrs. Irwin Miller, 1961. On this day in 1961, Alexander Girard wrote to Xenia Miller to thank her for sending a Spanish creche for his Nativities exhibition at Atkins Museum (now the Nelson-Atkins Museum).