Michael Graves kettle for Alessi 2lt

Michael Graves iconic design for Alessi, for stove top use. Stainless steel with pale blue handle and red bird whistle in ABS. This was the first product by an American designer to be included in the Alessi catalogue. It opened the way for the playful design style that subsequently characterised the Nineties and thanks to an inspired mix of post-modern and pop idioms it has become one of the internationally recognised icons of the Eighties. An Alessi best seller since 1985, this is actually the product that has sold the greatest number of units in the history of the company.
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Height (mm) 225
Diameter (mm) 220
Capacity (cl) 200
Material 18/10 stainless steel, ABS
Fuel types Electric, Gas, Halogen, Induction
Microwave safe No
Dishwasher safe No
Founded in 1921 as a “Workshop for the processing of brass and nickel silver sheet metal, with foundry”, Alessi has always stood out for the high quality of its products. In almost a century of history, the company has gradually evolved to become one of the leading “Factories of Italian design”, capable of applying its expertise and excellence in design management to many different product types.
Michael Graves is credited with broadening the role of the architect in society and raising public interest in good design as essential to the quality of everyday life. A native of Indianapolis, Graves received his architectural training at the University of Cincinnati and Harvard University. In 1960, he won the Rome Prize and studied at the American Academy in Rome, of which he is now a Trustee. In 1962, Graves began a 39-year teaching career at Princeton University, where he is now the Robert Schirmer Professor of Architecture, Emeritus. He has received 13 honorary doctorates and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.