Girard TablePrice: $991.00
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Design by Alexander Girard, 1948.
Designed in 1948 for Knoll, the unique free form shape of the Girard Tables holds a silhouette distinctive to mid-century modern classics: clean lines merged with organic shapes. Legs are cold-roll steel tubes with medal welding in black powder coat. The top, available in several veneer finishes features a 0.75" Baltic birch core and a 45° beveled edge.
Top is 0.75" Baltic birch core with either plain slice bookmatch maple, cherry or ebonized veneer. Top has a 45° beveled edge.
Material(s): Cold-roll steel tubes, Baltic birch core table top with wood veneer
Dimensions: 59"W X 26"D X 16"H
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Designer: Alexander Girard
Born in New York City and raised in Florence, Italy, Girard was educated in Europe as an architect. Returning to the United States in 1932, his designs defined a new kind of "opulent modernism," a look that became synonymous with 1960's America. His pioneering work in fabric design as well as his innovative commercial and residential interiors, captivated the public with their theatricality. Girard described himself as "a reasonable and sane functionalist, tempered by irrational frivolity."View other products by Alexander Girard
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