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Alessi Bird Whistle for Michael Graves Kettle

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About the Designer
Michael Graves Michael Graves United States (1934 - )

Michael Graves is an influential architect and designer. He studied at Harvard University and taught at Princeton University while designing private houses in the abstract and austere style of orthodox Modernism. However, in the late 1970's he rejected this Modernist expression and began seeking a larger, Post-modernist vocabulary. The hulking masses of the Portland Building and the Humana Building both display his highly personal, Cubist new rendering of such Classical elements as colonnades and loggias. Though sometimes considered somewhat awkward, these and his later buildings, such as the Indianapolis Art Center, have been acclaimed for their ironic interpretation of traditional forms. It is this sensibility that has projected Graves to a star among designers, as can be seen in his many designs for Alessi that clearly depict a "new Americana," such as the best selling 9093 Kettle.

The 9093 Kettle with Bird Whistle became a household favorite throughout the world from the very beginning (1985). This sole design has sold the greatest number of units in the entire history of Alessi, and, furthermore, it has been cited in numerous design manuals as one of the "most influential objects of the post-modern style." It is considered a forerunner to designs of today that incorporate a very "playful" approach.


The classic Michael Graves kettle just isn't the same without the bird whistle. Return your kettle to true form with replacement birds for the 9093 kettle by Michael Graves.

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  • Replacement whistle for the 9093 kettle by Michael Graves for Alessi
  • Original red whistle
  • Set of 3
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Product Category: Hot / Cold Tea Accessories
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Alessi Bird Whistle for Michael Graves Kettle

03/31/2013
2.0

Bird tea whistle

 from Oklahoma City, OK– Verified Buyer

Cons Did not fit tea pot spout. Better description, with detailed measurement would have been most helpful,
Pro Quality acceptable.

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
07/01/2012
2.0

Alessi replacement bird whistles

 from Issaquah, WA– Verified Buyer

Three whistles were purchased as a package. Only one of the whistles functioned as expected. Very disappointed in the purchase.

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
08/29/2011
5.0

Found just what I needed!

 from Potomac MD

After losing the iconic bird whistle for my tea kettle, I was about to replace it when I was reminded to look for just the missing part online. Found it!

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04/04/2011
3.0

Does not fit my [...]Michael Graves

 from Salem, Oregon– Verified Buyer

The bid whistle does not fit my [...] Michael Graves teapot. [...]

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful
01/24/2011
5.0

Perfect Replacement

 from Florida– Verified Buyer

We had broken the kettle whistle on our Michael Graves tea pot. All Modern had the perfect replacement. [...]Thanks

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01/10/2011
1.0

Poor quality

 from hendersonville,nc

Cute, but does not hold up, have had two crack in the past couple of years. Plastic does not hold up to repeaded heatings. Getting a pain to replace and at [$] you have got to be kidding for a [$] part.

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09/05/2010
5.0

Perfect replacement bird whistle!

 from Sun City West, AZ– Verified Buyer

I bought this piece to have as a spare.

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07/01/2010
4.0

Great, but we've replaced bird twice

 from Highland Park, IL

We use the Graves tea kettle every morning, and love the look and feel. However, we've replaced the bird twice in 23-plus years. It just wears out. May be the convenient plastic material, but it would last longer in brass. When the last one broke, we stumbled along for a week piecing it together. My wife even suggested replacing the pot, but I really like the Graves design. [...] order two replacement whistles this time. This pot will last us the rest of our coffee-drinking lives.

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06/29/2010
5.0

Just What I Was Looking For!

 from Maryland

[...] Thanks again!

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06/21/2010
5.0

Perfect

 from New York, NY– Verified Buyer

After movers broke my bird whistle, I was ecstatic to learn I could salvage my expensive Alessi teakettle for just a few dollars. This is the second one that broke, though, so my only negative comment is that the design must be a bit fragile. Still, those two broken whistles were spaced out of 23 years!

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Manufacturer Details
Alessi's intention, from the beginning, was to be highly innovative and ready to experiment with cookware. With this in mind, the Alessi family venture explored new materials and novel design in becoming one of the finest and most well-known contemporary cookware brands. Alessi prides itself on its unique collaboration with designers and architects to produce beautiful, quality cookware. Among some of the best known of the Alessi's products are Richard Sapper's kettle with a two-tone whistle, Michael Graves' kettle with bird shaped whistle, and Philippe Starck's Juicy Salif citrus squeezer.

When you buy a Alessi Bird Whistle for Michael Graves Kettle online from AllModern, we make it as easy as possible for you to find out when your product will be delivered. You can check on a delivery estimate for the Alessi Part #: 23703/C here. If you have any questions about your purchase or any other Hot / Cold Tea Accessories product for sale our customer service representatives are available to help. Whether you just want to buy a <strong>Alessi</strong> Bird Whistle for Michael Graves Kettle or shop for your entire home, AllModern has all of your design needs covered.


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