this year's edition of tokyo design week is in full swing, and an elaborate program of events is held across town. the herman miller store celebrates its fifth anniversary and pitches in with a celebration of the life and work of alexander girard [1907-1933]. originally trained as an architect, girard was introduced to herman miller through charles eames and george nelson, established the herman miller textile division in 1952, and served as its design director until the early seventies. the new york city-born creative designed over 300 textiles in an abundance of colourways, multiple collections of wallpaper, decorative prints and wall hangings, an expansive group of furniture, and both decorative and useful objects. the curated exhibition, entitled alexander girard - an uncommon vision, presents textiles, objects, and furniture from the company's archives. also on display are new girard furnishings and silkscreen panels, one-of-a-kind upholstered pieces from the herman miller collection, textiles from maharam, and a wide-ranging selection of officially licensed girard designs and products available [on through nov 7]. location: my plaza, 2-1-1 marunouchi [marunouchi].