The Michael Graves Story
After decades as an award-winning architect and professor, it's a whistling tea kettle that has truly made Michael Graves a household name. The kettle in question was the first product that Graves designed for the Italian design factory Alessi in 1985. The request was for something design-oriented but practical, able to boil water quicker than anything else on the market. So Graves came up with a broad-based form-with Art Deco and American "pop"-inspired design-complete with a removable red bird-shaped whistle.