Design by Michael Graves, 1985.
The head of a large and successful family of objects designed for Alessi by Graves in the 80's and 90's, this was the first product by an American designer to be included in the Alessi catalog. It opened the way for the playful design style that subsequently characterized the 1990's. And, thanks to an inspired mix of post-modern and pop idioms, it has become one of the internationally recognized icons of the 80's. An Alessi best seller since 1985, this product has sold the greatest number of units in the history of the company.
Made of 18/10 mirror-polished stainless steel with magnetic stainless steel heat diffusing bottom. Select Blue, White/Ivory or Black handle and small bird-shaped whistle.
Material(s): 18/10 stainless steel, PA
Well designed, practical - great purchase
By: John W., Homeowner (Seattle, WA)
This is one of the first tea kettles I leave out all the time and like to look at in my kitchen. It is large, fits my gas burner well, and is durable.
Great design water heats in no time.
By: Carla K., Designer (los angeles)
Cover should be more loose to open. It is the fastest water heater.
Designer: Michael Graves
Born in Indianapolis, he teaches architecture in Princeton since 1962. His architectural works include the Portland Building and the Humana Building, the extension of the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Newark Museum. He created the best-selling 9093 Bird Kettle for Alessi.View other products by Michael Graves
Alessi is a family owned Italian design company, founded in 1921. Giovanni Alessi, a talented sheet metal worker, produced items by hand for the table and home out of copper, brass and nickel-silver. He was later joined by his son Carlo who was responsible for many of the designs produced in the 1930s and early 1940s. In the mid 1940s Alessi began to work with outside designers. The current Alessi catalog is the result of a collaboration with over 500 designers from all over the world.
"A true work of design must be able to move people, to convey feelings, to trigger memories, to surprise, to go against the grain. From this point of view, design intended to conjure up images in people's minds, which makes them a bit happier, still has tremendous potential." — Alberto AlessiView other products from Alessi