We would like to salute and pay tribute to Michael Graves, Post Modernist Architect, Visionary Artist and Iconic Designer. He designed over 350 buildings worldwide, thousands of household products, and numerous paintings and sculptures.
Graves was a trendsetter with his distinct use of color and abstract designs. All around the world the news of his passing, caused people to reflect on some of his greatest contributions to modern everyday living. Things like his teakettle, peppermill, and Universal design products.
Mr. Graves was a member of the legendary”New York Five”, a group of architects who achieved cult-like stature by helping to redefine modernism in the 1970s. In addition to Michael Graves, the other members of the “New York Five” included the following architects: Peter Eisenman, Charles Gwathmey, John Hejduk and Richard Meier.
Most people were amazed at how despite being paralyzed from the waist down from a spinal cord infection in 2003, Michael Graves kept an extremely busy schedule designing despite being disabled.
In honor of Michael Graves, we want to share a few of our favorite Michael Graves projects, including a few captivating Disney resorts in Orlando, Denver Public Library, St. Coletta of Greater Washington, The Louwman Museum of the Netherlands, and Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport · The Hague, Netherlands.
Please click on the following to learn more on the fascinating life of one of the most beloved Architects of this century, Michael Graves:
American architect Michael Graves who masterplanned Resorts World Sentosa dies – The Straits Times