In June, Miele, together with the NKBA Mid-Atlantic Chapter, held an event in Miele’s Princeton Experience Center to honor the legacy of Michael Graves, who designed Miele’s US Headquarters in Princeton, NJ.
“WITH OVER 90% OF SENIORS WANTING TO AGE IN PLACE., AS PRODUCT DESINGERS AND ARCHIETECTS, WE NEED TO PROVIDE SOLUTIONS TO HELP BOOMERS MAINTAION THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE
At the event, Donald Strum, Michael’s long-time colleague and the head of product design for Michael Graves Architecture & Design, shared the firm’s vision for a “forever house” with kitchen and bath design solutions that anticipate and accommodate the changing demands and increasing buying power of the elder population.
“With over 90% of seniors wanting to age in place, as product designers and architects, we need to provide solutions to help Boomers maintain their quality of life,” stated Strum. “Our design approach is to focus on creating products that people will want in their homes, not just need because they are aging.” Approximately 70 guests were in attendance, NKBA members and non-members alike, gathered to pay tribute to Michael Graves.
“TUESDAY NIGHT’S EVENT WAS WONDERFUL AND EVERYONE SEEMED TO ENJOY IT,”
— Chad Hunter, Executive Member of NKBA Mid-Atlantic