Girard Names (1957)
In 1957 Alexander Girard was head of textile design at Herman Miller. This design, called "Names" is an exercise in cursive typography among a grouping of textiles which explored the characters and symbols that comprise language including "Alphabet".
© 2002 Girard Studio, LLC, Maharam under license
The "seat-only" pad for the Bird Chair measures 29" wide and 19" front to back. It covers the seat portion of the chair. Each pad is made with a 1/2" thick extra-firm foam pad with a premium-quality textile of your choosing on the top upholstered surface and a tough black canvas on the bottom surface that helps protect the pad from wear and tear against the wire seat. An attachment wire with hooks on either end runs through the front of the pad and a single black nylon strap with a velcro closure is located at the back of the pad. These two fasteners allow a user to securely fasten the pad to the wire chair. The wire runs inside the front edge of the pad and hooks to the wires on the bottom of the chair (you can't see the attachment unless you look underneath).
The "full cover" for the Bird Chair is not currently offered on this website. Only Knoll has the specialized equipment to properly adhere the shaped upholstery to the foam shell.
The "ottoman" for the Bird Chair measures 16" wide and 26" long. It includes a monofilament cable with hooks on either end to secure the pad to the wires of the ottoman. The wire runs inside the bottom edge of the pad and hooks to the wires on the bottom of the ottoman (you can't see the attachment unless you look underneath).
73% Cotton, 27% Polyester
Maintenance: Dry clean only.
Greenguard certified and Greenguard Gold certified as a low-emitting material.
Location of Manufacture: Yaphank, NY
Lead time: We are much faster than our competitors but all of our upholstery is still made to order and that takes about 1-2 weeks depending on when you place your order and how busy our shop is with other work. We do have 'quick ship' material on hand for our most popular options like black vinyl but be advised that the lead time for most orders is still 7 business days to fabricate plus shipping time via USPS which is usually another 2-3 days. Please allow up to 15 days for leather and custom orders: a custom order means we don't have the material you selected in stock and have to order it before we can start to fabricate. Allow up to 3 weeks for full-cover upholstery orders. Note: Not all of our upholstery options are available for all chair types, if that is the case it will be noted NA. NA = Currently not available.
Please note, we do not sell chairs. We only sell upholstery. All prices are for upholstery only.