1 of 3 images

Michael Graves Monopoly Set, 2002

About

A Monopoly game designed by Architect Michael Graves (1934-2015), circa 2002. Original new old stock game in original box. Includes all parts and pieces with instruction manual. Signed with metal Graves tag. A cherry-stained wood box and side supports opens to form and support game board. Inset drawer holds game pieces including a velour drawstring bag. Size: 16 inches x 8 inches x 3.5 inches (closed); 16 inches x 16 inches x 3 inches (open).  

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Dimensions

    H 3 in. x W 16 in. x D 16 in.

    H 7.62 cm x W 40.64 cm x D 40.64 cm

  • Seller location
    New York, NY
  • Reference number
    LU788711207571

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About Michael Graves (Designer)

Michael Graves was one of the most prominent and influential architects and designers of the late- 20th and early- 21st centuries. In his buildings and in his furniture and housewares, Graves embodied the essence of Postmodernism — a refined classicism inflected with a humanistic sense of joy.


     The Indiana-born Graves attended the University of Cincinnati’s architectural program and continued his studies at Harvard as well as at the American Academy in Rome. In 1962, he began teaching at Princeton, and remained there throughout his career. Following a seminal 1972 Museum of Modern Art group survey of rising modernist architects, Graves, along with Richard Meier, Charles Gwathmey, Peter Eisenman and John Hejduk, gained fame as a member of the “New York Five.” But even then Graves was looking to break from the monotony of modernism. Graves projects such as the Portland Building in Oregon (1982) and the Humana Building in Louisville, Kentucky (1985) would usher in postmodernism—a new architectural language employing symbolic color and a clever redux of classical elements, such as keystones and pilasters, blown up to cartoonishly large proportions.


     At the same time, Graves began to incorporate decoration and historical motifs into his furniture and houseware designs. His 1980 lounge chair for the maker Sunar Hauserman reinterprets the Biedermeier 'style of the early 19th century. His collaboration in the 1980s with the Italian design company Alessi produced such treasures as the now-iconic Coffee and Tea Piazza series, which included the ever-charming tea kettle and its red bird-shaped whistle embellishing the spout. As you will see from the offerings on these pages, Michael Graves knew how to create work of drama and substance — but with a smile.

About the Seller

Top Seller
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2004
Typical response time: 1 hr
Located in New York, NY
Associations:
20th Century Specialists
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Michael Graves Backgammon Game Set, circa 2000
Michael Graves
American Games
Resin, Wood
A backgammon board designed by famed architect Michael Graves. Imported, circa 1990. Signed with metal tag; includes original box. Finely constructed of cherry stained hardwood an...
Michael Graves Chess Set, circa 2000
Michael Graves
American Games
Resin, Wood
Carved wood chess and checkers set with board and box by famed architect Michael Graves. Chess board is marked with Graves tag; each chess and pawn piece is signed Graves; USA, circa...
Set of Six Book on Interior Design
Set of six large books on design. All hard cover and filled with amazing images. Perfect for reference of the cocktail table.
DAVID HICKS Set of 1st Edition Garden & Flower ...
David Hicks
English More Furniture and Collectibles
A set of three first edition books by David Hicks, the legendary designer. This set of out-of-print books focuses on garden design and flower arranging. ncludes the following title...
You May Also Like
Antique School Model from the 1930s
Czech Architectural Models
Iron, Wire
A math class cuboid with the old lacquer in typical Bauhaus colors and a nice patina.

Allan Calhamer Chess Set

$950 / set
Allan Calhamer Chess Set
Allan Calhamer, Allan Calhamer
American Games
Painted wood chess set designed and made by Allan B. Calhamer, the inventor of the highly influential strategy board game "Diplomacy". From his NY Times obituary by Margalit Fox on M...
1970s Modernist Aluminum and Walnut Chess Set
French Games
Aluminum, Sycamore, Walnut
1970s chess set designed and manufactured in France. Walnut and sycamore wooden chessboard. Cast aluminum chess pieces. Measure: H 6.5cm x L 26cm x W 26cm.
Skittle Set
English Games
Wood
A early 20th century skittle set.
Tabletop Croquet Set
British Games
Tabletop Miniature croquet set. An original parlour game of miniature croquet. The tabletop croquet set comes on its original turned mahogany stand and contains 8 mallets and balls...
Amboyna Wood Cigarette Cases Set
Unknown
Russian Tobacco Accessories
Wood, Amboyna
Set of four cigarette cases from Russia. Made in exotic amboyna wood.

Elegant Golf Set with Carpet

$940 / set
Elegant Golf Set with Carpet
Renzo Romagnoli
Italian Games
Metal
Ideal for the gold enthusiast who cannot give up his favorite pastime even in the office, this sophisticated set is comprised of one golf club that can be disassembled in three secti...

Large Brown 'Thesius' Backgammon Set

$980 / item
Large Brown 'Thesius' Backgammon Set
Renzo Romagnoli
Italian Games
Leather, Acrylic
A large calf leather suitcase with brown Thesius prints contains this elegant backgammon set. The inlaid leather board features deep orange and yellow colors and the set includes als...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries