Alessi’s kettle 9091 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 9091 is made of mirror-polished stainless steel, 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 9091 was Alessi’s first design kettle and can be found in the collections of numerous design museums.


Kettle 9091



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18/10 stainless steel, polyamide
19 cm
16,5 cm
2 L
Can be used on all heat sources. Please note that the handle is made of plastic: when using a gas stove, make sure the flame is not too high and that the heat is not directly below the handle.

Richard Sapper

Richard Sapper (1932–2015) was a German industrial designer whose work combines simple shapes with interesting technical innovations. During his long career Sapper was awarded with the Compasso d’Oro design award for ten times, and his work is included in the collections of many museums – New York’s MoMA owns almost 20 designs from him. Some of his best known designs include the portable Doney 14 transistor TV from 1962, the Tizio lamp designed for the Italian design company Artemide in 1972 and IBM’s ThinkPad 700C from 1992. Besides working as a designer, Sapper was also a lecturer in many universities wordwide.

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