Red Witherspoon Watch
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Red Witherspoon Watch
Witherspoon Ladies and Unisex. In the heart of Princeton New Jersey, the renovations on Witherspoon Street have become The Paul Robeson Center for the Arts. The project’s Honorary Chairman and designer Michael Graves describes it as a “landmark project for Princeton which will make an enormous contribution to the cultural life of our community.”
Witherspoon is also the namesake of his latest timepiece for PROJECTS. Like his building, The Witherspoon Watch is bold in its use of color and scale. The watch evokes the rich tones of the building’s blue and rust color bricks as well as its bold vistas of the town’s center.
The Red Witherspoon Watch is filled with subtle detail; from the matching red color on the crown (that which turns and sets the time), to the matching red stitching on the leather band. There is no misreading the time here. The Witherspoon Watch has large numbers with raised indexes. We love the Witherspoon Watch so much, that we now have it available in a smaller ladies size (even though this one is unisex), and in 2012 we introduced the Witherspoon Clock. Stay tuned because in 2013, we introduce the Red Witherspoon Pocket Watch…
Witherspoon measures 40mm in diameter (1.6″), is 8.85mm (0.35″) high, made of stainless steel, and complemented by a 20mm leather band (3/4″) with colored stitching.
About Michael Graves
Michael Graves received his architectural training at the University of Cincinnati and at Harvard University. Among his many completed projects are the Portland Building, the Humana Building, the Clos Pegase Winery in the Napa Valley, and the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels. Graves is the winner of fifteen Progressive Architecture Design Awards, nine American Institute of Architects National Honor Awards, and thirty-eight New Jersey Society of Architects, AIA Awards.
Michael Graves was recently awarded the national medal of the arts. Here is a transcript of what President Clinton said at the ceremony:
Michael Graves is a rare individual who finds equal wonder in things both large and small. As one of our century's most important designers and architects, he has said he gets as much pleasure planning a large building as he does designing a spatula. (Laughter.)- THE PRESIDENT
So it's little wonder that Michael Graves' work can be found from our shopping malls to our National Mall. From an award-winning office building to a tea kettle; to the creative scaffolding around the Washington Monument -- which, I might say, has enriched the lives of every person in Washington, D.C. -- (applause) - - and made those often stuck in what is now America's most crowded traffic patterned city have their time pass a little better, Michael Graves has created art that surrounds our lives.
He calls himself a great practitioner, but in some ways his challenge is more daunting than that of a physician. As Frank Lloyd Wright once said, "After all, the doctor can bury his mistake," -- (laughter) -- "but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines." (Laughter.) The only thing that grows and covers Michael Graves' work is our admiration, appreciation and respect."
Read about Michael Graves here: Buildings and Projects 1990-1994Show products