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Kettle with Meldodic Whistle

Richard Sapper for Alessi 1983

18/10 Stainless Steel / Brass / Polyamide

[H 7.5" x Ø 6.5" / capacity 2.5L]

The 9091 was Alessi's first designer kettle, ushering in a long and successful tradition. The central element in the design is the brass whistle which, when the steam exits, produces a short and pleasant melody. Richard Sapper wanted to avoid the usual anxiety-generating noise produced by other kettles then on the market, and by following this exquisitely poetic philosophy he produced what is probably the first multi-sensory object for the kitchen. 

NB: The brass whistle pipe sing two notes "mi" and "si".

Permanent Collection: Victoria & Albert Museum, London / Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York / Design Museum, Gent / Kunstgewerbe Museum, Berlin / Museum Für Gestaltung, Zurich / La Triennale di Milano, Milan / Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris / Design Museum, London / Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam / Thessaloniki Design Museum, Thessaloniki / Museum Für Angewandte Kunst, Cologne / Museum Für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg / Müde Museo do Design e da Mode, Lisbon / Kunstmuseum, Dusseldorf / Museum Für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt