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Made of stainless steel 18/10, the Tea Rex kettle has a fascinating reptile whistle: between prehistory, mythology and the future, a kind of fantastic dragon, designed by Michael Graves as an omen for those who put it in their kitchen.
Made of stainless steel 18/10, Tea Rex kettle was created in 2015 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the famous 9093. Michael Graves redesigned the whistle of that first famous kettle, transforming its shape: the little bird has become at the same time a fascinating mythological and futuristic creature, a kind of imaginary dragon. The choice of the dragon is Graves's reference to Chinese culture which has chosen these creatures as symbols of strength and fortune.
Born in Indianapolis, he teaches architecture in Princeton since 1962. His 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.