Girard Wooden Doll, Cat
Country of Origin: Birsfelden, Switzerland
Dimensions: 7 " H x 2" WMaterials: Solid silver fir (Abies alba) from Western Europe and/or Poland. Hand painted.
Why is it Special?
Alexander Girard originally created the Wooden Dolls (1952), a whimsical assortment of figures both joyful and grim, for his own home. Today they add a charming touch to any interior. Your doll comes in a high-quality wooden gift box with printed label, brochure included.
The Wooden Dolls by Alexander Girard are a large family of wooden figures representing human and animal characters. Girard designed them in 1952 for his own use as decorative objects in his Santa Fe home. These originals, which are part of the Girard estate in the holdings of the Vitra Design Museum, served as models for the current re-editions. Precisely replicated down to the last detail, the many different Wooden Dolls are still fabricated and painted by hand today, just like the vintage pieces by Alexander Girard. And even if the differences between them are only very slight: each wooden figure is a unique, individual product, truly one of a kind.