Girard Environmental Enrichment Panel

 Alexander Girard
Alexander Girard’s black and white design demonstrates the original intent of his 1972 series of panels for Herman Miller’s Action Office: to add emotion, warmth, and personality to working spaces. Today, with archival reissues like this one, his artwork can enhance both offices and homes. Simple and distinctive, this 47-by-58-inch canvas print comes pre-mounted and is easy to hang. Mounting hardware is included.

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    Adding a Human Touch

    Alexander Girard’s belief that design should bring beauty, fun, and sensuality to our world drove the development of the designs he created for Action Office, the first open-plan furniture system. The 40 decorative silkscreen panels, which debuted in 1972, featured boldly colored images that could stand alone, with motifs such as figurative pictograms and abstract patterns. Playful and expressive, Girard’s designs give any setting a sense of warmth, a bit of character, and a hint of emotion.

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    “Art is only art when it is synonymous with living.”

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    Personality in Action

    A Career in Color

    As director of design for Herman Miller’s textile division from 1952 to 1973, Alexander Girard produced a portfolio of more than 300 textile designs. Every item he created, from prints and wallpapers to furniture and objects, reflected his love of vivid color, pattern, and abstract and geometric form. Beginning in 1971, he took on what would be the last project in his portfolio for Herman Miller: a series of decorative panels for Action Office, the world’s first open-plan furniture system.

    An Elevated Approach

    Upping the Originality

    The brainchild of Robert Propst, then-president of Herman Miller Research Corporation, the groundbreaking Action Office system transformed the concept of office design. Its streamlined, reconfigurable components and rethinking of traditional office furniture broke the mold—and became wildly successful. It was no surprise, then, that Herman Miller would consult a creative mind like Girard’s to push the system’s innovative spirit to the next level.

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    An Injection of Life

    To give the Action Office environments more personality and a touch of human warmth, Girard developed a series of screen-printed graphics on fabric called Environmental Enrichment Panels. The playful, colorful panels were large and flat—made to define spaces, brighten walls, and hang from ceilings and on doors. Their stand-alone motifs ranged from abstract designs, hearts, and plant life to gatherings of stars, portraits of people, and a peering pair of eyes. In contrast to Propst’s spare and efficient designs, Girard’s 40 eclectic pieces of artwork brought depth, vibrancy, and a jolt of emotion to the office. As a final contribution to the company he worked with for 21 years, Girard’s joyous designs served as an exclamation point for his long, legendary tenure with Herman Miller.

    The End of the Plain Plane

    General Dimensions

    • W:1195"
    • H:1475"
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    Packaging Type:
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    Packaging Dimensions:
    1560" x 1280" x 85"
    Package Weight:
    3,2 kg.
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    Warranty:
    5-year
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    Care & Maintenance

    With regular care and maintenance, your Herman Miller product will provide many years of superior performance and satisfaction. To maintain quality, please follow the cleaning procedures outlined here.

    The instructions for the care and maintenance of Herman Miller products are provided to you as a service. No warranty is implied since results may vary.

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    For normal cleaning, vacuum upholstery fabric using an upholstery attachment. If further cleaning is needed, dry-clean or spot clean fabric with solvent cleaner.

    Do not brush fabric or use a vacuum attachment with a rotary brush. Brushing may permanently damage the nap or change the character of the fabric.

    Do not apply water or any liquid solution. Wetting the fabric with any liquid solution may result in permanent damage.

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