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Eyes Girard Environmental Enrichment Panel

 Alexander Girard
Expressive and surprising, Alexander Girard’s eye design adds a hint of both color and humor to the walls of a living or working space. The artwork hails from the set of decorative panels originally released in 1972 to give extra personality to Herman Miller’s groundbreaking Action Office furniture system. An archival reissue of the 47-by-16-inch original, the canvas print is pre-mounted and easy to hang. Mounting hardware is included.

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A Belief in Beauty

When Alexander Girard created 40 decorative silkscreen designs for Action Office—the first open-plan furniture system—he was acting on his belief that design should bring beauty, fun, and sensuality to our world. Unlike Girard’s printed textiles featuring repeated patterns, these fabric panels, originally released in 1972, used stand-alone artwork that featured motifs such as abstract designs and figurative pictograms. Vibrant, large, and powerful, the Environmental Enrichment Panels add an element of personality to working and living spaces.

Alexander Girard

“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:405"

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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.



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.