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.
|Clock: No||Digital: No|
|Automatic Programmer: No||Indoor/Outdoor Connection: No|
|Power Backup: No||Countdown Timer: Yes|
|Country of Manufacture: Italy|
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Katie from Denver, CO– Verified Buyer
Cheap plastic. Buzzer doesn't work. At least the customer service was great and refunded my money.
Liz from Portland, OR– Verified Buyer
Yes, it's cute and it works. But when time is up, it doesn't make a pleasant "ding." Instead, it's a long, grinding sound resembling a tinny jackhammer. The outward design is so whimsical -- why couldn't they make a bell sound to match? This will be returned.
Cute and Whimsical!
Kirsti from Seattle, WA– Verified Buyer– Top 500 Reviewer
We have the blue timer to match our Graves tea kettle. They bring a dash of humor to our kitchen decor! :)
moppye from Carmel, IN– Verified Buyer
As a collector and lover of mid-century modern this is a perfect touch to my kitchen! And it works perfectly as well. Gives me a smidge of joy each time I use it! Thanks Michael Graves.
looks great, doesn't keep time
sugoo from Boston, MA
Lovely to look at, but it doesn't keep accurate time. A fatal flaw in a timer.
Anonymous from California– Verified Buyer