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The Mickey Mouse Gourmet Collection

Mug and Coaster
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
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Mug
  • Coaster
Materials and techniques
Stainless steel wire and glass
Brief description
Mug and coaster, stainless steel and glass, designed by Michael Graves, made by Möller Design for the Walt Disney Company, Santa Ana, California, USA, 1991.
Physical description
Mug and coaster, the mug a clear glass beaker with an everted rim, double looped wire handle of stainless steel suggesting Mickey Mouse ears, which extends to wrap around the beaker, top and bottom in recessed channels in the glass.
Dimensions
  • Mug height: 103mm
  • Mug width: 132mm
  • Coaster diameter: 129mm
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' (Transfer printed on the base of both the beaker and the stainless steel coaster)
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.33:1 to 2-2010

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Record createdNovember 16, 2010
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