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Sugar basin and spoon - The Mickey Mouse Gourmet Collection
  • The Mickey Mouse Gourmet Collection
    Graves, Michael, born 1914
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The Mickey Mouse Gourmet Collection

  • Object:

    Sugar basin and spoon

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)
    United States (retailed)

  • Date:

    1991 (designed)
    1991 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Graves, Michael, born 1914 (designer)
    Möller Associates (maker)
    The Walt Disney Corporation (made for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stainless steel, polished

  • Museum number:

    M.31:1 to 3-2010

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Michael Graves (b. 1934), one of the most diverse architectural and product designers in the USA has completed a wide variety of projects for public and private clients worldwide. His distinctive style blends perfectly for the Walt Disney Company for whom he has designed the Walt Disney World Dolphin and Swan Hotels in Orlando, Florida, the Disney Company Corporate Headquarters in Burbank, California and the Hotel New York at the Euro-Disney Resort.

Graves is well known as an artist and the designer of furniture and decorative accessories. In addition to custom designs for corporate and residential projects, Graves' work includes collections of furniture, floor tiles, carpets and rugs, lighting fixtures, tableware and household objects. His landscapes, murals and prints are represented in numerous museums and private collections. The Mickey Mouse Gourmet Collection is his first consumer product for Disney.

Physical description

Sugar basin of polished stainless steel, hemispherical body on a flat circular base with a plain, moulded rim, the base with a recessed channel around the circumference. Circular opening at the top into which fits a domed lid, following the radius of the body, a recessed flange and surmounted by a ball finial of slate blue plastic. A rectangular section cut into the rim to accommodate the spoon. The handles, a pair of looped wire sections attached to either side of the opening suggesting Mickey Mouse ears.

Place of Origin

China (made)
United States (retailed)

Date

1991 (designed)
1991 (made)

Artist/maker

Graves, Michael, born 1914 (designer)
Möller Associates (maker)
The Walt Disney Corporation (made for)

Materials and Techniques

Stainless steel, polished

Dimensions

Height: 8.2 cm, Diameter: 10.5 cm

Descriptive line

Sugar basin and spoon, stainless steel and plastic, designed by Michael Graves, made by Möller Design for the Walt Disney Company, Santa Ana, California, USA, 1991.

Materials

Stainless steel; Plastic

Techniques

Spinning; Soldering; Moulding

Categories

Drinking; Metalwork; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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