Visit the Michael Graves Past as Prologue Exhibition at Grounds For Sculpture
For its Fall/Winter exhibition season (October through April), The Grounds For Sculpture, located just outside of Princeton, NJ is hosting “Past as Prologue” celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the firm. The exhibition features seminal architecture and product design projects and displays original works of art by Michael Graves, including sculpture and paintings. It reflects the evolution of Michael Graves’ core design principles and how the past influences the present, setting the stage for the future.
We believe humanism is the soul of design and enables transformative results. We view each design opportunity as an unfolding story – and the person occupying the space or using a product – as the central character. By focusing on the individual, we humanize design. As a result, people experience our work spatially, visually and emotionally.
We believe that architecture is inextricably tied to use, place, client aspirations and cultural traditions. We also believe that the greatest buildings are those that cannot be imagined anywhere else in the world. Thus, it is our mission to provide clients around the globe with highly functional, intuitive design solutions that are sensitive to an ever changing built environment in both scale and context. We bring design excellence to all building types.
We provide complete, integrated product design services. We are well-known for designing products that deliver an inspired balance of form and function. We have brought over 2000 Michael Graves-branded consumer products to market across all retail distribution channels. Among our strategic branded partnerships are: Kimberly-Clark, Alessi, Target Stores, Stryker, JCPenney, Disney, Slice and Steuben.
We see planning as a vital part of the built landscape, a process that begins with the development of a hierarchical organization of spatial relationships between buildings and the surrounding built or natural context. Our master plans impart a distinct sense of community and place, while establishing a framework for current and future decisions. Throughout the world, we have created award-winning designs that are functional, efficient, site specific and sustainable.
“Design is a tool we use to touch people, engage their senses and enhance their lives.”
We believe interior design should reflect each client’s culture and communicate their values while meeting both their functional and aesthetic goals. Our projects range from company headquarters to international hotels to interiors for public institutions. Working in conjunction with MGA&D’s product designers, our interior designers often custom-design furniture and artwork that complement the character of the firm’s architecture and interiors.
We have extensive experience in brand building – beginning with the management of our own consumer brand Michael Graves Design™. For our clients, our integrated team of industrial designers, graphic designers and brand managers provide extensive brand building services beginning with competitive, demographic and cost of entry research and concluding with viable brand extension strategies.
We provide complete graphic design services ranging from product-specific graphics and marketing collateral to retail Planogram layout and environmental graphics for a diverse client base. We have designed everything from watch faces, to restaurant logos, to environmental signage for the world’s largest integrated resort