The Metal Wall Reliefs are ornamental examples of wall decorations created by Alexander Girard for various interior design projects, such as The Compound restaurant, exhibitions and his own house in Santa Fe. One of the most frequent symbols in his work, the heart shape is used as a recurring pattern on textiles and cushion covers, as a decorative wall element and for much more. In cooperation with the Girard family, Vitra has selected several of the original motifs for the reliefs, which are made from robust metal materials.
The architect and designer Alexander Girard was one of the leading figures in American design during the postwar era. His passion for colours, patterns and textures found expression in the field of textile design, which was a focal part of his oeuvre.
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.