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.
|Bird Whistle for Michael Graves Kettle||Unavailable||Unavailable|
|Product Category:||Hot / Cold Tea Accessories|
Questions & Answers
Alessi Bird Whistle for Michael Graves Kettle
Bird tea whistle
Lee from Oklahoma City, OK– Verified Buyer
Cons Did not fit tea pot spout. Better description, with detailed measurement would have been most helpful,
Alessi replacement bird whistles
Orv 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.
Found just what I needed!
Jackie 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!
Does not fit my [...]Michael Graves
Elaine Smith from Salem, Oregon– Verified Buyer
The bid whistle does not fit my [...] Michael Graves teapot. [...]
MrPat from Florida– Verified Buyer
We had broken the kettle whistle on our Michael Graves tea pot. All Modern had the perfect replacement. [...]Thanks
tw828 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.
Perfect replacement bird whistle!
arteveryday from Sun City West, AZ– Verified Buyer
I bought this piece to have as a spare.
Great, but we've replaced bird twice
Greybeard 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.
Just What I Was Looking For!
kperl from Maryland
[...] Thanks again!
Design Fanatic 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!