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“A Country Retreat Where Good Design Flourished”

Article published May 26, 2006 in The New York Times mentioning Michael Graves: “For more than 40 years beginning in the 1920’s, the industrial designer Russel Wright was to Macy’s and other New York stores what Michael Graves is today to Target and Martha Stewart is to Kmart. His philosophy — good design is for everyone — spawned a lifestyle movement. Everything manufactured in his name, including dinnerware, furniture and household items, was sophisticated, and all of it was cheap. With a genial smile and marketing genius, he ushered modernism out of the museum and into middle-class suburbia…”

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Michael Graves & Autodesk

Watch three short videos produced by Autodesk, Inc. that feature architect and designer Michael Graves filmed on location in Egypt, Italy, and America with buildings and products his firm. Michael Graves describes his earliest introduction to design and reflects on his work and the process of designing. The interview was filmed at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in an exhibition/retrospective of Graves’ major architectural and product design achievements.

 

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Michael Graves describes his earliest introduction to design and reflects on his work and the process of designing. The interview was filmed at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in an exhibition/retrospective of Graves’ major architectural and product design achievements.

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