This past year Michael Graves came to Portland Oregon to defend his iconic Portland Building and when he was done telling his side of history and why the 1982 Postmodernist building should not be torn down, there was a standing ovation.
Graves, has left us mortals on earth as he has gone to another galaxy to continue his design presence.
Since he was partly paralyzed by an infection in 2003, he focused on health care design, and brought humor and design sense to walkers, transfer chairs & walking canes.
He thought that design should celebrate aging for what is really is- filled with spirit, possibles and growth. He challenged design conventions making everyday items smarter and more beautiful.
This growing trend is exciting and has more humanistic design and for boomers it has to have the fun appeal!
What would you like to see redesigned as you age?