Michael Graves 03 Mantel Clock


Designer: Michael Graves

Manufacturer: Alessi

Materials: Ebonized wood, maple veneer, glass, metal, mechanical component (electronic movement) 

Country of Origin: Italy

Date: 1988

Dimensions: 9.45” H x 6.3” W x 2.37”D

Condition: Deadstock with original packaging. Tested for working order.

Michael Graves was a noted American architect and designer of consumer products. He designed more than 350 buildings around the world but was perhaps best known for a teakettle. 

Graves’ Mantel Clock for Alessi was acclaimed for its postmodern interpretation of classical design, with four ebonised, Tuscan-style columns supporting a square pediment and clock face. 

Graves commented on the design in 1988: 'In designing the table clock, I was interested in exploring the well-established tradition of seeing artifacts as miniature architecture.'