Michael Graves, R. I. P. – Cause of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death

The architect Michael Graves passed away at age 80, this age of death has to be considered respectable. What was the cause of death? Below is all you want to know regarding the death of Michael Graves and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

One of The New York Five who espoused Modernist architecture; became known for his contemporary designs and public commissions.

He graduated from Broad Ripple High School in 1952. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati and a Master’s degree in architecture from Harvard University.

He went on to design domestic products for Target and J.C. Penney; he was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2010.

How did Michael Graves die?

Michael Graves' death was caused by natural causes.

Michael Graves, an American architect and designer, died Thursday at his home in Princeton, New Jersey, of natural causes, according to his firm. The award-winning architect died “suddenly and peacefully” from natural causes, according to a statement from Michael Graves Architecture and Design.

Information about the death of Michael Graves
Cause of deathNatural Causes
Age of death80 years
BirthdayJuly 9, 1934
Death dateMarch 12, 2015
Place of deathPrinceton, New Jersey, United States
Place of burialN/A

Quotes by Michael Graves

"For my first apartment, when I was first married, I went to the lumberyard and bought stuff and made couches. My then-wife made cushions. I was really very interested in furniture. I was in school for architecture, but I had to live, and making furniture was different from designing buildings, which I couldn't do for myself."

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"Form must never trump function. Some objects are made to look so smooth, you don't know where to pick them up or how to turn them on. If I'm designing a garlic press or cheese grater, I need my hand to fit comfortably on it. I like to know, instinctively, how to use it."

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"On the first day I got my wheelchair, I was also given all my clothes for the next day, a little pile on the chair. I was so proud of myself for getting it all on - the socks and everything. Dressing is a struggle, and it can take up to an hour and a half."

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"Good design should be available to everyone - and I do mean everyone. What I spent on the wheelchair I'm in could buy a small Mercedes. It's not only unfair to me; it's unfair to someone who's indigent but has the same needs. My goal is to make all objects affordable."

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"When I design a building, I'm making sure you and I can get to the front door, there's enough of a threshold for entry, and that the rooms are in a logical sequence."

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