Michael Graves Tea Rex Kettle

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I'm just going to say it: this is the most awesome kettle. Ever!

Designed by Michael Graves in 1985, the kettle with the bird-shaped whistle became one of the icons of 20th century design. To mark the 30th anniversary of this famous kettle, Graves redesigns the whistle, turning the little bird into a charming supernatural reptile, a prehistoric, mythological and futuristic creature all at the same time: Tea Rex.

The choice of the dragon is a reference on the part of the designer to the Chinese culture for whom these beings symbolise strength and fortune. The wording Tea Rex 9093 30th anniversary is stamped on the lid of the kettle.

Kettle in 18/10 stainless steel with black handle and prehistoric reptilian whistle in PA, copper metallic finish. Magnetic steel bottom.

For use on electric, gas or induction stove tops. 

Holds 2 quarts 3 3/4 ounces; Measures: 10" x 8 3/4" x 8 3/4"

About Michael Graves
Born in Indianapolis, Michael Graves was an instructor of architecture at Princeton since 1962. Graves was the primary designer for the DIA's 2001 renovation and expansion project. Other 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.