If you have a interest or history in design, then you know Alexander Girard. If you don't, no problem, learn.
In collaboration with Girard's estate and Pfeiffer Lab. Columbia Forest Products has re-issued select artwork that was first used as part of the 1970's Herman Miller Environment Enrichment Panel Program.
For the first time since 1972 these graphics are now available as wall art, screened onto 14"x14" panels of Columbia's formaldehyde-free maple faced hardwood plywood. The PLYprints™ program draws on Girard's history of printing directly on wood in such places as The Compound restaurant in Santa Fe. The goal for this collaboration is to bring the artwork of an American design legend to a new generation through products that are sustainably and responsibly produced with the same sensitivity to the environment that Alexander Girard demonstrated during his lifelong career.
The estate chose to work with Columbia Forest Products because PureBond® is the only widely available cost-neutral formaldehyde-free plywood panel. Girard had a long history of environmental concerns, especially about pollution, and PureBond® technology offers a way to mitigate indoor air problems by eliminating the risk of toxic and carcinogenic VOC's that can be released by composite wood panels made with urea formaldehyde resins.
Alexander The Great.