Designer: Michael Graves
Materials: ABS Plastic
Country of Origin: Italy
Dimensions: 9” H x 5.5” W x 5.5” D
Michael Graves was a noted American architect and designer of consumer products. As well as principal of Michael Graves and Associates and Michael Graves Design Group, he was of a member of The New York Five and the Memphis Group and professor of architecture at Princeton University for nearly forty years. He was recognized as a major influence on architectural movements including New Urbanism, New Classical Architecture and particularly Postmodernism and was one of the most prominent and prolific American architects of the latter 20th century. He designed more than 350 buildings around the world but was perhaps best known for a teakettle.
This ABS plastic wine cooler or vase with blue body sitting on chunky red feet from 1994 is typical of both his architecture and product design of the time. Out of production.