Alexander Girard, an exuberant colorist and avid promoter of folk art, was the first director of textile design at the furniture company Herman Miller. During his tenure there, from 1952 to 1975, he worked for other clients as well, including Braniff International Airways, which in the mid-1960s hired him to revamp its visual identity. Girard’s designs for the airline included brightly painted airplanes, airport lounge furniture, boarding passes and cheerful throws.
Next month, Herman Miller is reviving those throws. Woven by Pendleton from virgin wool in four color combinations (black/white, natural/white, teal/aqua and orange/fuchsia), they are 65 inches by 54 inches and cost $289. They are part of Herman Miller’s new Objects collection, accessories reissued from the company’s archives, created by contemporary designers or culled from the offerings of Magis, its Italian design partner. All will be available on April 21. Information: 888-798-0202 orhermanmiller.com/store.