Alexander Girard’s Wooden Dolls For Sale

Sandro Girard Wooden Dolls

Born in 1907 in New York City, the American artist Alexander Girard (nicknamed Sandro) began his career as an architect after numerous studies in Rome, Florence and New York.  He then transferred his skills to textile desing, creating fabrics for designer George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, and is today considered one of the significant names in post-War American design.

A passionate art collector with a particular interest in popular art from South America, Asia and Eastern Europe, Alexander Girard designed and created his own personal collection of Wooden Dolls inspired by the works he loved. Today, these peculiar characters filled with joy and sadness have been recreated from the original pieces on display at the Vitra Design Museum.

You can view the full selection in the window displays at the Printemps (where I snapped these photos) and the Bon Marche in Paris and if you want to own a little piece of the collection, you’ll find these for sale from around 100 euros each.

Sandro Girard Wooden Dolls

Sandro Girard Wooden Dolls

Sandro Girard Wooden Dolls

Sandro Girard Wooden Dolls

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