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.
|Color: Silver||Pattern: Solid|
|Material: Stainless steel||Base Material: Stainless steel|
|Electric Kettle: No||Teapot: Yes|
|Stovetop Kettle: No||Handle Material: Plastic/Melamine|
|Handle Color: Black||Country of Manufacture: Italy|
A sexy design classic!
Kirsti from Seattle, WA – Verified Buyer– Top 1000 Reviewer
Yes, this well-designed teapot keeps your tea at the perfect temperature and pours like a dream, but it is also eye-candy in the kitchen. And like any true modern classic...timeless in its design.
Anonymous from Virginia – Verified Buyer