The Alessi Bird Kettle by Michael Graves has to be one of the greatest icons of modern design created over the past 24 years. It's hard to believe the Bird Kettle is as old as it is but with its soft melodic whistle the Bird Kettle has become the best ever selling item from Alessi.
Over the years the Bird Kettle has spurred a whole range of Graves designs by Alessi for the kitchen and tabletop.
It always adds a touch of fun to the most minimal of kitchen designs and looks equally good placed in really modern or traditional kitchens. Whilst it is undoubtably modern in design the Bird Kettle echoes its ancestors with a ring of raised dots around the base which remind us of rivets once used to secure base and body in older kettles. This is a feature which has been adopted in all subsequent Graves designs.
The Bird Kettle comes available in four colour options - blue (with burgundy whistle), ivory, black and white (launched in 2013).