Ceramic Container

by Vitra

Alexander Girard's work brought a sensuous playfulness, this is found in the Ceramic Containers. The three original models were made of wood, hand-turned by Girard on a lathe in his workshop. Their silhouettes are reminiscent of the traditional shapes of apothecary vessels, board game tokens or millinery blocks.

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  1. Ceramic Container No.1 Ice Grey
    Ceramic Container No.1 Ice Grey
    £165
    Made to Order normally delivered in 3 - 4 weeks.
  2. Ceramic Container No.1 Aubergine
    Ceramic Container No.1 Aubergine
    £165
    Made to Order normally delivered in 3 - 4 weeks.
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Product Story

Alexander Girard's work brought a sensuous playfulness to twentieth-century design that had been absent from the austere aesthetic of classic modernism. This also finds expression in the Ceramic Containers. The three original models were made of wood, hand-turned by Girard on a lathe in his workshop. Their silhouettes are reminiscent of the traditional shapes of apothecary vessels, board game tokens or millinery blocks. The original wooden objects are held in the Girard Archive at the Vitra Design Museum. Using these models as templates, Vitra joined together with the Girard family to develop the Ceramic Containers in cast ceramic. The hand-glazed pieces feature hues from Girard's rich colour palette and can be used to store odds and ends, keys, coins or other items. The natural material lends the Ceramic Containers an artisanal flair.
  • Designed by Alexander Girard.

  • The three original models were made of wood, hand-turned by Girard on a lathe in his workshop.

  • Their silhouettes are reminiscent of the traditional shapes of apothecary vessels, board game tokens or millinery blocks.

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Specifications

Dimensions

Height Width
Container No.1 33cm 18cm
Container No.2 25cm 14cm
Container No.3 26.5cm 16cm

Materials & Information

  • Hand Glazed Ceramic.

Care & Buying Guide

  • Clean with a soft dry cloth only.

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Designed By Alexander Girard

Vitra and the Vitra Design Museum have devoted themselves to the reappraisal and revival of Alexander Girard's work over the past several years.Born in 1907 in New York City, Alexander Girard was one of the leading figures of postwar American design. Having originally studied architecture, Girard made a name for himself over his long career in the fields of furniture, exhibition, interior and graphic design. Moreover, he was one of the world's most important collectors of folk art.