Alessi, - Michael Graves Range
| designed by Michael Graves 1985 |
The 9093 Alessi Hob Kettle with Bird continues to go from strength to strength. Michaels Graves' highly personal and easy to recognise formal style blends influences from various sources: the European tradition, Art Deco, American POP, with flashes of pre-Colombian culture. He has an incredible ability to tune into public taste, even that of the man on the street: he is not a lover of theory, but he once admitted his wish to help create an 'American Style'.
Available in a choice of three finishes, the classic Polished stainless steel, with Blue handle or Ivory handle, or Black handle.
Alessi had already decided that Graves should design them a kettle that had real purpose - whose body was formed in such a way that it could hold a large volume of water at its base, nearest the flame. The handle was not to extend over the pot's side, so it would not be exposed to the direct heat of the cooking surface. It was only after these functional requirements were solved that the character of the kettle was thought about. Aesthetics and function brought together - resolving pragmatic design issues whilst producing an attractive and interesting object.
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