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A word on the object :
Kettle 9091 was Alessi's first “author's kettle”. To avoid the classic whistle of kettles, a source of anxiety, Sapper included in the 9091 a melodic whistle, made of brass and composed of two small tubes in which he introduced choristers who play the notes E and B. Stemming from childhood memories of Sapper who remembered the sounds of boats crossing the Rhine, the two choristers produce a short, pleasant melody. This kettle is a polysensory object, which will not interrupt a pause of pleasure with a whistle but with a soft melody.
- Brass melodic whistle and plastic handle, black
- Magnetic stainless steel heat diffuser base (induction compatible)
- 18/10 stainless steel
- Capacity (qt) : 2.1 oz
- Diameter: 6.5''
- Height: 7.5''
- Made in italy
A word about the designer :
He was born in 1932 in Munich. In the early 1960s, he began to collaborate with the Italian architect Marco Zanuso, together they acted as design consultants for Brionvega for which they developed a series of televisions and radios. Throughout his career, Sapper has remained keenly involved in academia, teaching at many universities. He has received numerous awards for his products, and his designs are represented in the permanent collections of many museums internationally. In 2012, Sapper received the Merit Cross of the Order of Merit from the President of the Federal Republic of Germany. He died on 31 December 2015.
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