Target, Michael Graves design collaboration ends in March
Home Accents Today Staff -- Home Accents Today, February 8, 2012
The final installment of the Michael Graves Design Collection for Target arrives in stores next month, marking the end of a 13-year design collaboration and partnership.
From 1999 until 2004, Michael Graves Design had various product collections featured in Target’s Decorative Home area.
Since debuting in January 1999, the collaboration has resulted in more than 2,000 products and spanned multiple architectural projects including the Washington Monument Restoration, the Elephant Fountain at St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, and the Target Wing of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, according to a company release.
"Michael Graves was Target's first and longest-standing design partner to date. Together we created an iconic product collection that expertly blended design with function," said Stacia Andersen, senior vice president of home, merchandising, Target. "While this partnership is coming to end, Target remains dedicated to bringing our guests innovative design in new and meaningful ways."
"Beginning in 1997 with the Washington Monument, Target has been a wonderful partner who has afforded me an opportunity to bring great design to America on a scale that was unimaginable before our partnership," said Michael Graves. "I am very proud of the design work and its legacy, and I look forward to continued opportunities to design great products for American homes."
The final Michael Graves Design Collection of kitchen gadgets, cleaning tools, and storage solutions will hit Target stores in March, and will be available in stores and online through Dec. 31, 2012 or until supplies last.
In addition to Target, Michael Graves Design Group has designed and brought to market products for Alessi, Stryker and Disney. Michael Graves & Associates has designed the architecture and interiors of over 350 buildings worldwide, including hotels and resorts, civic and cultural projects, office buildings, healthcare facilities, residences and academic buildings. Graves and the firms have received over 200 awards for design excellence.