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alessi sapper '9091' kettle

by Richard Sapper, from Alessi

alessi sapper '9091' kettle

Design Richard Sapper, 1983
Stainless steel, polyamide handle, brass
Made in Italy by Alessi.

This was Alessi's first 'designer kettle', heralding a new season of kettle ideas for the design world. The true heart of this design is the brass whistle whose pipes sing two notes, 'mi' and 'si' when the steam blows through them, giving a particularly attractive melody. Mr. Sapper wanted to avoid giving the kettle's whistle the usual irksome sound of the other kettles on the market. Perhaps this purely musical requirement lead to what can be described as Alessi's first multi-sensorial design.

The Sapper kettle features 18/10 mirror polished stainless steel with melodic whistle in brass and handle in PA and a magnetic steel heat diffusing bottom.

6.5" dia | 7.5"h | 2qt. 3.5oz

$400.00 + free shipping
(in-stock items usually ship in 1-2 business days. Otherwise, please allow approximately 3 weeks for delivery.)
average rating: 5

Richard Sapper

Richard Sapper, born in Munich, designs products featuring a combination of technical innovation, simplicity of form, and an element of wit and surprise. He has received numerous international design awards, including 10 prestigious Compasso d'Oro awards and the Raymond Loewy Foundation's Lucky Strike award. His products are part of the permanent collections of many museums around the world, with over 15 represented at New York's MoMA, as well as London's Victoria and Albert and Design Museums. Upon starting his own independent studio in 1959, Sapper designed the Tizio lamp for Artemide, one of the best selling lamps ever produced. In 1978 Alessi commissioned Sapper with the first product in a long series to come, the stove-top espresso maker 9090.
Alessi was founded in 1921 by Giovanni Alessi to produce crafted metal products for eating and drinking. In 1935, Carlo Alessi, son of Giovanni, was named chief designer. In 1945, he ascended to chief executive and designed the coffee service Bombe, an industrial piece manufactured in four sizes. That same year Carlo's younger brother, Ettore Alessi, joined the company as a technician. By the 1980s, Alberto Alessi took over the management of Alessi and launched the Alessi company into the design decade through collaborations with designers such as Philippe Starck and his playful three-legged Juicy Salif citrus squeezer.


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