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Drawing, Textile Design: Rods, nos. 408-409

This is a drawing. It was designed by Alexander Hayden Girard and from the office of Herman Miller Furniture Company. It is dated 1959 and we acquired it in 2000. Its medium is graphite on white tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Alexander Hayden Girard. It is credited Gift of Alexander H. Girard.

Its dimensions are

55.9 x 91.4 cm (22 x 36 in.)

It is signed

Signed in graphite, lower right: ALEXANDER GIRARD / ARCHITECT / P.O.BOX 707 SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: DESIGN FOR FABRIC SERIES #408 "RODS"/ DATE: 25 FEB. 1959 / SCALE: FULL SIZE / JOB.NO. #408 / DRAWING NO.; verso upper left corner: XVI-8

Cite this object as

Drawing, Textile Design: Rods, nos. 408-409; Designed by Alexander Hayden Girard (American, 1907–1993); graphite on white tracing paper; 55.9 x 91.4 cm (22 x 36 in.); Gift of Alexander H. Girard; 1969-165-291

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