The design legacy of Alexander Girard More
Selvedge Magazine recognized Skyline Design's Alexander Girard Collection.
"Applying Girard's rythmic patterns to glass is a natural extension of his approach to interior design, which layered transparent patterns to break up spaces."
The most prestigious world design award More
GOOD DESIGN Award
Skyline Design has received the GOOD DESIGN Award for the Alexander Girard Collection.
GOOD DESIGN Awards Program recognizes the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs produced around the world. GOOD DESIGN is the world's most prestigious, recognized, and oldest Design Awards program organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies.
December 2014 More
Contract Magazine brand report
Skyline Design has been recognized for architectural glass in Contract Magazine's December 2014 issue.
Featuring Alexander Girard's Alphabet in the digital edition (pg. 74-75).
Riotous Right Angles - Alexander Girard More
Metropolis Magazine featured Grid from Skyline Design's Alexander Girard™ Collection.
"The late 1960s radical design group Superstudio transformed how we look at the grid—not as a matrix of oppressive rules, but as a platform for liberation. Designers are returning to that idea, harnessing the organizing power of frameworks but having a lot of fun doing it."
Gold Award: Alexander Girard Collection More
2014 Nightingale Awards
Skyline Design is honored to accept the Gold Award in the Surfacing Materials category for its Alexander Girard Collection
Be original. More
Join the movement.
Skyline Design supports and is member of Be Original Americas™
Be Original is committed to initiating discussion on the importance of preserving original design across North America through informational, educational and influential marketing initiatives and consistent efforts to promote this agenda in various design contexts.
Alexander Girard™ Collection More
Merchandise Mart Suite 10-60
Skyline Design Launches Alexander Girard™ Collection
At NeoCon, Skyline Design launches ten graphic patterns by Alexander Girard, now available rendered on glass in a variety of techniques. Initially conceived as textile designs, glass expands the aesthetic expression of the original artwork, offering transparent, translucent and opaque effects.
Applying Alexander Girard’s pattern language to glass is a natural extension of his approach to interior design, which used layered transparent patterns to break up spaces, an approach that manifested itself as early as the 1920s, when he designed a series of etched glass pieces.
Walking a line between representation and abstraction, the selected patterns show strong symbolic presence and stand on their own. By bringing his work to contemporary interiors, Skyline Design acknowledges the relevance of Girard’s legacy today and honors a cherished American designer.
NeoCon 2014 Preview More
NeoCon 2014 Preview
Skyline Design launches 10 graphic patterns by Alexander Girard, the former director of the Herman Miller fabric division. Originally conceived as textile designs, Skyline Design has now rendered the patterns on glass in transparent, translucent and opaque effects in both color and neutral options.
Patterns comprising the collection include: Alphabet (shown), Fruit Tree, Graph, Grid, Leaves, Lines, Manhattan, Retrospective, Ribbons and Treads.
Skyline Design Showroom: Merchandise Mart Suite 10-60
Photo: Kelsey Lindsey
Metropolis Magazine More
Girard on Glass
Skyline Design finds that the midcentury designer's iconic textile patterns translate well to the contemporary medium of architectural glass.
"As a trained architect, Alexander Girard was interested in all building materials and their interaction in a space," says Skyline Design president and co-founder, Charles Rizzo. "Layering and translucency form a continuous thread in his work. Glass seemed an ideal material to explore his interest in patterning in a contemporary context."
Read more to learn how we worked with Girard Studio to reproduce ten of Girard's original textile designs on translucent, transparent and opaque glass. View the Alexander Girard™ Collection at NeoCon, Merchandise Mart Suite 10-60.
NeoCon Designer Collaborations More
AZURE Magazine recognized Skyline Design and Kori Girard for the partnership created with the launch of the Alexander Girard™ Collection.
Skyline Design worked closely with Kori Girard and Aleishall Girard Maxon of Girard Studio to launch ten graphic patterns by 20th century architect and designer Alexander Girard, now rendered on glass for interior architecture. The Alexander Girard™ Collection is suited for a broad variety of markets and interior applications such as room dividers, conference room walls, workstation panels or accent wall panels and feature walls. Patterns are offered in transparent, translucent and opaque effects, in both color and neutral options.
Silver Award: Alexander Girard Collection More
2014 Best of NeoCon Competition
Skyline Design is honored to accept a Silver Award in the Wall Treatments category for its new Alexander Girard Collection.
Alexander Girard™ Collection More
15 Reasons to Look Forward to NeoCon 2014 More
NeoCon Preview: Alexander Girard Collection
At NeoCon, Skyline Design will launch its newest architectural glass collection: Alexander Girard Collection, created in collaboration with Girard Studio.
Ten graphic patterns by 20th century architect and designer Alexander Girard are now available rendered on glass in transparent, translucent and opaque effects in both color and neutral options. Adding a graphic anchor to spaces, the Alexander Girard Collection is suited for a broad variety of markets and interior applications such as divider, conference room walls, workstation panels, accent wall panels, and feature walls.
“How a Design Firm Found Craftsmanship in Noodles” More
Point of View: Metropolis Blog
Inspired by Skyline's autumn Soba Noodle-making workshop with Sonoko Sakai of Common Grains, Metropolis Magazine featured a thoughtful synopsis of the event, capturing the spirit of the two companies' shared goals of crafting quality goods with a creative panache.
How a Design Firm Found Inspiration In Noodles showcases workshop highlights and photographs, including the backstory of how Skyline came to know and appreciate the work of food writer, author, and Japanese cooking instructor, Sonoko Sakai. Based in Los Angeles, Sakai is leading the Japanese food and culture project Common Grains, advocating for sustainable and healthy living through the tradition and pleasure of eating grains and vegetables.
Sakai's careful, but skilled and determined nature, along with her regard for the environment, reflects Skyline's own ethos of innovative, sustainable, quality craftsmanship. Read more here.
Photos: Kelsey Lindsey