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June 20, 2006

Modern Pillows


They may be sold through a children's store, but these modern pillows appeal to mod loving kids of any age.

Children's decor and accessories mecca Modernseed launched pillows by textile designer Alexander Girard (1907-1993) in six of his best loved designs. Girard's use of traditional folk art to infuse color,
whimsy, and humor into vibrant modern design earned him the reputation as one of America's most unique and iconic designers.

His NYC store, opened with Herman Miller though ultimately a financial loss, sold his textile designs on pillows and the like as well as an assortment of objects he collected while globetrotting. The experience Girard tried to create for his shop's visitors is much like that he tried to create for people seeing any of his work. For him it was about "seeing, touching, and remembering familiar associations and all the other intangible activities of the mind and soul."

The pillows are each 100% linen with a small scale size, 12" x 12", perfect for little ones. All six could make a big splash on an adult size piece of furniture as well, for $49 each.

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