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.
|Material: Stainless steel||Stovetop Kettle: Yes|
|Whistle: Yes||Handle Material: Stainless Steel|
|Country of Manufacture: Italy|
Questions & Answers
Alessi Signature Whistle Tea Kettle
andrew from denver, CO– Verified Buyer
nice kettle, but the whistle does not fit in the spout. the old ones used to work fine, the new models have a problem.
Kim from Reston, VA– Verified Buyer
Sleek, modern. Well made... Love the product. If looking for a visual distraction in your kitchen this is it. Looks great on my stainless wolf stove something out of the ordinary
Becky from Kitchener, ON– Verified Buyer
Product came quickly and in perfect condition and is beautiful. The whistle makes a nice light tone when boiling. Worth every penny!
Personality Good Design
Lewis from Seattle, WA– Verified Buyer
My once cold kitchen now has a warm and inviting personality-- the routine of making coffee (French press) has become an inviting part of my day. Who knew a tea kettle could do that
Thomas Nicewarner from Austin, TX– Verified Buyer
My daughter is getting married this month and this was the perfect gift for her, and she has already put it in the kitchen. It is a beautiful kettle.
Roberto Ruiz from WASHINGTON, DC– Verified Buyer
Great at the practical job of boiling water and wonderful at delighting by design. Only con is that sticker from Alessi on the kettle left a mark that I think will come out with time.
Disappointed in bird whistle
cait from ny ny
Bird whistle bubbled and discolored from heat around its base the third time we used it. The cost of replacement is ridiculous. Personally, I think the kettle is over-priced. It is diminutive in size and weight. Stylistically it is charming, but again, over-priced.
Paula Smith from Loveland, OH– Verified Buyer
It came in perfect condition. Great price for this item when I compared. I had this same kettle before but burned it on the stove. I didn't look forward to spending the money again but it's beautiful and I had the last one ten years.
Jason from New York, NY– Verified Buyer
Not just aesthetically pleasing, this kettle heats water quickly and has a distinctive and pleasing whistle. It's really a timeless design that will complement kitchens of many styles.
Alessi Tea Kettle!
susan feilich from redding, CT– Verified Buyer
I love this classic tea kettle !!!!! The design is simple and elegant and functions equally. The only con is its a little tough to pull out the whistle while it is hot, you must wait 30 seconds before taking it out. However a small sacrifice for aesthetics