The Classic Trays collection exemplifies the generous and playful talent of Alexander Girard, this designer who illustrated so well the optimism that prevailed in American society after the Second World War. Made in plywood, the Classic Trays come in pretty boxes that make perfect gifts.
Vitra selected some of Alexander Girard's patterns to be re-edited in the Vitra Home Complements Collection in cooperation with Girard's family, which runs the heritage of the designer with the Girard Studio. The Classic Trays display six of the most famous designs of Alexander Girard. One of them is a graphic pattern, which is modern and timeless at the time.
The Classic Trays harmonize with each other in order to be stickered and to become a colorful ensemble whenever you want to. The trays of laminated plywood should only be cleaned by hand.
Technical DetailsDesign Years: 1945-1974
Material: Laminated plywood (oak, Romania), food-safe, not dishwasher-safe. Dimensions:
Large: L460 x W360 x H20 mm Medium: H360 x W280 x H20 mm Small: H280 x W280 x H20 mm Designer
Alexander Girard & Jean Prouvé, 1945-1974
The architect and designer Alexander Girard was one of the leading figures in American design during the postwar era. His passion for colors, patterns, and textures found expression in the field of textile design, which was a focal part of his oeuvre. Another prolific designer, Jean Prouvé who regarded himself more as an engineer or metal-worker throughout his lifetime, was both the designer and manufacturer of his product ideas.
Vitra is much more than a brand but rather a staple of design. Established in 1950 in Birsfelden, Switzerland, the brand has left its mark on design history through its transcending path. Starting as a furniture producer, it paved its way to manufacturing and ultimately became the powerhouse design institution we see today.