Projects has dedicated itself over the past 20 years to developing furnishings for both the interior and exterior of the home. Our archives traces our evolution from mailboxes to wristwatches. Each with a common theme. Good design. (Please note, all items in these archives have been sold out).
Our first project focused on mailboxes. After all, who better to design a miniature building for the mail than an architect. The rural route mailbox designed by Michael Graves has its origins in the many buildings designed by Graves as can be witnessed through his classic post-modern colors and use of architectural columns. The mailbox meets all USPS requirements and has a separate “bed” for the daily newspaper.
Stanley Tigerman’s mailbox is an actual replica of the barn at his weekend home in Michigan. It is constructed of a corrugated galvanized steel, cold rolled, and galveneel stamped and formed. The textures of the metal are of particular interest, as are the window details. It is painted and silk-screened in the palette of the actual barn; gray and white, with blue and red accents. As with the other Projects, rural mailbox, it stands about a foot high and two feet deep.
Clifford Selbert designed the two sleek wall mounted mailboxes. They are made of galvanized steel and aluminum, with enamel finishes. The horizontally oriented model is finished in subtle shades of blue and green with black rubber accents; the other, a vertically mounted model, features primary colors of red and yellow, and a periodical shelf made of perforated aluminum.
These unique house numbers were designed by architect Anthony Pellecchia and designer Kathy Wesselman. The design of these numbers is based on an interpretation of a constructed Roman alphabet from the 16th century. It was chosen for its beautifully proportioned numerals. The materials are anodized aluminum and silk-screened with enamel ink.
Michael Graves chose a flag as the motif for his weathervane. The inspiration behind this theme originates in Italy, from a century old horse race called the Palio. Here, the beautiful banners and flags of the neighborhoods of Siena are displayed, a tradition as old as the Palio itself. These flags have been a source of inspiration for Graves in the past, and figure prominently in his work. This particular flag is exceptional. The banner itself is brilliant, sectioned into a magnificent spectrum of deep reds and soldier blues, accented with yellow stars and stripes. Made of sand-cast aluminum, the weathervane is 25” in height and 20 ¾” in length.
Stanley Tigerman’s design is a wonderful and unusual angel, a cartoon-like character full of charm and wit. This humorous form is simultaneously an angel and a soldier, and androgynous figure implying the uncertainty of the ever changing winds. This angel is like a militant yet celestial sentry, watching over our homes and gardens from its perch.
Takenobu Igarashi is a designer and sculptor of international notability. His work is prominently displayed in the permanent design collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art as well as in other museums throughout the world. Igarashi, impassioned by the environmental movement, selected the whale as his motif because of its significance in the crusade to save the earth.
Smart Design is a New York based industrial design company known for being versatile, clever and avant-garde. Not surprisingly, Smart Design has created a weathervane that is bold and dramatic, with comic strip symbolism. Their fantastic creation is a flashy, gold lightning bolt, the directional was designed in the shape of a cloud, which is engraved with a single N, representing North.
This bath collection designed by Michael Graves features a soap dish, toothbrush cup, tissue box, picture frame, hand held mirror, door hooks, towel holders and toilet tissue dispensers.
Its inspiration comes from early Etruscan artifacts as can be witnessed in a slightly oversized soap dish and is carried forward throughout the Collection. The colors are soft…Ivory to compliment almost every environment, the rich color of amber that implies a “back to basics” earthtone, and mint and blue mist pastels that provide warmth and comfort.