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Textile, Names, 1957

This is a Textile. It was designed by Alexander Hayden Girard and manufactured by Herman Miller Furniture Company. It is dated 1957 and we acquired it in 2015. Its medium is silk and its technique is screen printed on plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.

It is credited Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 274.3 × 127 cm (9 ft. × 50 in.)

It is inscribed

Designed by Alexander Girard for Herman Miller "NAMES" Copyright 1957 Herman Miller Furniture Company (printed in selvedge)

Cite this object as

Textile, Names, 1957; Designed by Alexander Hayden Girard (American, 1907–1993); silk; H x W: 274.3 × 127 cm (9 ft. × 50 in.); Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund; 2015-19-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Energizing the Everyday: Gifts From the George R. Kravis II Collection.

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