The Magic Snake was designed by Alexander Girard for his exhibit of folk art at the International Exposition 'HemisFair '68' in San Antonio, Texas, the snake motif appeared as a decorative element on the facade of the 'Magic of a People' pavilion and also in the accompanying exhibition catalogue. Striking and sturdy, this piece is sure to grab the eye and spark lively conversation on any wall or flat surface.
Alexander Girard (b. 1952) was an architect, interior designer, furniture designer, industrial designer, and a textile designer. He is noted for his work through the Herman Miller Textiles Division, particularly his textile designs for George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames. His prolific collection of folk art, pop art, toys, textiles and artifacts from around the world can be seen at the Girard Foundation in Santa Fe.
Copper, powder-coated sheet metal. Manufactured by Vitra. Measures 10.75 x 9.5 x 1.75 inches.