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The Mickey Mouse Gourmet Collection

Creamer
1991 (designed), 1991 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

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.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Stainless steel, spun and polished, wire handles soldered to the body
Brief description
Creamer, stainless steel, designed by Michael Graves, made by Möller Design for the Walt Disney Company, Santa Ana, California, USA, 1991.
Physical description
Creamer 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, with a deep, V shaped spout, attached to the body by a plain rim and flanked by a pair of looped wire handles, attached to either side of the opening, suggesting Mickey Mouse ears.
Dimensions
  • Height: 8.3cm
  • Length: 14.7cm
  • Depth: 11.4cm
Style
Marks and inscriptions
'THE MICKEY MOUSE / GOURMET COLLECTION / designed for / THE DISNEY STORE / by / MICHAEL GRAVES / Graves (signature) / Made in China / by / MÖLLER DESIGN / c. DISNEY' (Inscribed in the centre on the underside of the base)
Subject depicted
Summary
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.
Associated objects
Collection
Accession number
M.30-2010

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Record createdNovember 16, 2010
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