Design by Michael Graves, 1988.
A fine example of Michael Graves' talent, at the height of his postmodern phase, the 03 Mantel Clock is a nod to his beloved Biedermeier style. Made entirely by hand with maple-veneered wood, the many fine details of this handsome pendulum clock fascinate, as if it were a miniature architectural creation. Quartz movement.
Dimensions: 6.2" W X 2.3" D X 9.4" H
Designer: Michael Graves
Born in Indianapolis, he teaches architecture in Princeton since 1962. His architectural works include the Portland Building and the Humana Building, the extension of the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Newark Museum. He created the best-selling 9093 Bird Kettle for Alessi.View other products by Michael Graves
Alessi is a family owned Italian design company, founded in 1921. Giovanni Alessi, a talented sheet metal worker, produced items by hand for the table and home out of copper, brass and nickel-silver. He was later joined by his son Carlo who was responsible for many of the designs produced in the 1930s and early 1940s. In the mid 1940s Alessi began to work with outside designers. The current Alessi catalog is the result of a collaboration with over 500 designers from all over the world.
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