Steve Jobs approached Sapper about heading up design for Apple. Politely, he declined the offer because he was too busy at the time.
Rejecting unadorned box-like designs, Michael Graves created with patterns, textures, decorations and color in ways large and small.
At their best, the exhibitions at the restored, renovated, and expanded Cooper-Hewitt Museum explore the history and culture of design and decorative arts with transcendent panache.
California has long been the home of fads, trends, new styles and the next new thing. It is where cool was and is created.