Filed under: Picks for Grown-ups, Toys and games | Tags: Alexander Girard, design, games, Gio Ponti, Maharam, memory game, Verner Panton
The last Girard inspired theme for today is actually not entirely his creation, but only features some of his fabric designs created for Maharam, the over 100 year old textile family business, which revolutionized the commercial fabric sector in the 1960s with special contract design for commercial purposes. Though Maharam has some great design to offer, the price range is not really child-friendly: Pillows available from $150 upwards aren’t really the ones to have pillow fights with or spill hot chocolate on, and are rather something for grown-up fashion addicts.
However, if you are searching for some nifty accessories for the playroom, Maharam has repacked its most famous designs, among which also Alexander Girard’s textile designs for Maharam, into one stylish memory game, that does not only look great, displaying some awesome patterns, it is also completely timeless. And since it does not contain any of the flower or animal themes so typical for memory games, Maharam’s memory is also great for teenagers and adults. It consists of 72 richly colored cards, depicting 36 sets of famous Maharam patterns and does not only contain quality design, such as Gio Ponti’s “I Morosi Alla Finestra” or Verner Panton’s “Optik”, the workmanship is top-quality as well, being made of heavy stock and printed in Germany.
Moreover, at a price of $36.00, it is luckily also affordable! Available at DesignWithinReach
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