Miller Time Pt. 2

Girard 6Back to the Miller House today, but this time to look at the textile designs of Alexander Girard. Above is Girard’s plan for the fabric throughout the house, a plan which was recently discovered in the Miller House garage. Girard worked with the Miller family throughout their tenure in the house, often changing fabrics and arrangements as the needs of the family changed. As it is with the architecture of the house, despite their age, these fabrics are still extremely modern by today’s standards. I think these fabrics would feel right at home in a Jonathan Adler showroom – don’t you?

Girard 4 Girard 3 Girard 2 Girard 1Girard 5The seat covers on Saarinen’s famous tulip chairs are needlepoint. So impressive.

Photos via Dwell Magazine

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