Alessi Michael Graves "Tea Rex" Kettle
Designer: Michael Graves.
Electric version of the kettle in 18/10 stainless steel mirror polished with handle and base in thermoplastic resin, black. Handle and prehistoric reptilian whistle in thermoplastic resin, copper metallic finish. English plug.
Kettle Tea Rex
Made of stainless steel 18/10, Tea Rex kettle was created in 2015 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Kettle 9093. Michael Graves redesigned the whistle of that first kettle, transforming its shape: the little bird has become at the same time a fascinating mythological and futuristic creature, a kind of imaginary dragon. The choice of the dragon is Graves's reference to Chinese culture which has chosen these creatures as symbols of strength and fortune.
Born in Indianapolis, he teaches architecture in Princeton since 1962. His architectural works include the Portland Building and the Humana Building, the extension of the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Newark Museum. He created the best-selling 9093 kettle for Alessi. Michael Graves died in 2015.