Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Minneapolis, Minnesota (2006)

Michael Graves was a well-loved architect at Dwell. We were thrilled when he accepted our invitation to be the keynote speaker at our annual Dwell on Design Los Angeles show in 2013. An inspirational and prolific designer, Graves believed in the importance of raising the public’s interest in design and architecture. He even began to make an impact in the medical design world during the last decade, after complications of a sinus infection in 2003 left him paralyzed and in a wheelchair.

“Generally people think that good design is how it looks,” Graves told Dwell in 2013. “It is how it looks, how it feels, the character it has, the whole thing in one package. To make something good it takes all of those ingredients worked out.”

To watch Michael Graves’ keynote address at Dwell on Design Los Angeles 2013, view our video at DwellOnDesign.com. Watch our visit with Graves at his home in Princeton, New Jersey here.

Please visit the full dwell.com post on Michael Graves here.

Originally submitted by Brandi Andres