About the Designer
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.
|Pattern: Solid||Material: Stainless steel|
|Base Material: Stainless steel||Electric Kettle: No|
|Stovetop Kettle: Yes||Includes Lid: Yes|
|Capacity: 3.06 Quarts||Whistle: Yes|
|Country of Manufacture: Italy|
Great design and function
Valerie from Highlands Ranch, CO– Verified Buyer
I have always loved this tea kettle. Great design, and it's large (we're big tea drinkers). We do not use the bird whistle - but I like the option of being able to have a whistle. We had this same kettle a few years ago, and had problems with the spout, but this one is doing very well.
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TEA KETTLE!
Gale from Rye, NY– Verified Buyer
I have always loved the styling of Michel Graves's tea kettle from the moment I saw it in MOMA, and it delights me to see it in my kitchen!
Lisa from Wellington, FL– Verified Buyer
work of art
Elva from Elkins Park, PA
The Whistling Tea Kettle is exactly what I thought it would be. Always loved the design and I was happy to get it at twenty per cent off.
Alessi Signature Whistle Tea Kettle
James from Newburyport, MA– Verified Buyer
Replacing our 12 year old Alessi...these Tea Kettles are rock solid, great looking and have longevity! GREAT Product - Highly recommend
Kathleen from lakeside, CA– Verified Buyer
Beautiful Alessi tea pot. I have wanted this tea pot for many years! I so happy i jumped and made the purchase!!! Quality is outstanding! The whistle works great. makes for a lovely display on your cook top.
Great looks, a tad twitchy.
Nancy from Redondo Beach, CA– Verified Buyer
This kettle makes a big design statement. I love how it looks in my stainless steel kitchen. It is a bit more high maintenance than other kettles I have had. It won't whistle unless the lid is on tight. And if the lid is on tight it's difficult to open.
Lynn from Palos Heights, IL– Verified Buyer
The design and look of this tea kettle is perfect. I have found that you can't touch the handle to pour after it is made because the handle is too hot. Not sure if it is suppose to be that way. But, I do love to look at it on my stove.
Cindy from Springdale, AR– Verified Buyer
I love this kettle!! I purchased the black handle then bought the red bird whistle.
rochelle from owings mills, MD– Verified Buyer
Great teapot that can bring your kitchen alive with whimsey. Go for it.