Swid Powell

Swid Powell


Human Focus

Graves’ work for Swid Powell merges the iconography of everyday culture with his innate color and symbolism, conjuring up a cheerfully ironic play of forms.


Delos and Corinth the two designs for dinnerware Graves created for this collection, recall the Classical and Neo-Classical uses of form and color. The Corinth design stands out for its stylized plant motifs in restrained hues of gray and white, which refine the simple underlying porcelain forms. The Delos plates, with strong reds and blues typical of Graves’ work, are striking by contrast.