Richard Sapper - Alessi - Kettle

Description
Richard Sapper - Alessi - Kettle
Italy - 1980-1989 - Copper, Steel (stainless)

Richard Sapper for Alessi - 2 tone whistling kettle


Alessi’s kettle features two brass whistles that play a pleasant harmonious melody once the water reaches boiling point. The aim of designer Richard Sapper was to create a kettle that would please more than one sense. The sculptural kettle is made of mirror-polished stainless steel with a red copper base plate, and the undulating handle is black polyamide. The whistle part can be lifted off the spout with the mechanism located under the handle. Launched in 1982, the kettle was Alessi’s first design kettle and can be found in the collections of numerous design museums.

Richard Sapper (1932–2015) was a German industrial designer whose work combines simple shapes with interesting technical innovations.

The kettle has a diameter of 20 cm and a height of 23 cm.
It has a capacity of 3 litres.

This item will be packaged with care and sent by insured shipping.

Lot details
Object
Kettle
Material
Copper, Steel (stainless)
Designer/ Artist
Richard Sapper
Manufacturer/ Brand
Alessi
Estimated Period
1980-1989
Country of Origin
Italy
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions
22×20×20 cm
Weight
1.5 kg
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