“The Magic of People,” article from Herman Miller’s website gives wonderful insight into Alexander Girard’s designs. Girard, a designer at Herman Miller for 21 years, is known for his textile patterns and collection of folk art.
“These objects were not designed for deep contemplation but rather as simple expressions of delight, amusement or reverence. They were created by the spirit of the craftsman. Invented and fashioned by an individual for the enjoyment of others.”-Alexander Girard
Check out the link here: http://www.hermanmiller.com/why/the-magic-of-a-people.html