Architect Michael Graves Dies at 80

Michael Graves, one of the most influential architects in modern American design, died on 12 March 2015 at the age of 80. Graves was an early member of The New York Five, a group of architects whose works stood as the pinnacle of modernist design in the 1970s, but later defected from the group to pursue post-modernist design in the ‘80s. Aside from the staggering 350 buildings Graves raised across the world, he will be remembered for the 2,000 home products he designed—most notably his pyramid-like tea kettle and abstract pepper mill.