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    Posted 9 years ago

    vetraio50
    (726 items)

    "Use it or simply enjoy looking at it – the choice is yours…"

    On the Tea Time Theme I thought I'd show Richard Sapper's kettle 9091 for Alessi. This was in a skip. It had been trashed. It still functions perfectly well, has no leaks and has a two toned whistle that functions properly. Someone had just gotten bored with it. A few light scratches from use on the mirror surface.
    It still brings a smile to my face each morning. So does the Smiley mug gifted to me by AmberRose! Not to mention the Lilies!
    It is an arch shape that has recurred in the last few items, austro!
    It was the first of the "Designer Kettles" of the 80's! Love the handle too.
    Good functional design Sapper cleverly replaced the annoying shrill sound of most whistling kettles with a brass whistle that produces the ‘E’ and ‘B’ notes that sound similar to the river boat whistles heard on the Rhine. Sapper apparently spent time collaborating with a maker of tuning pipes in the Black Forest to obtain a particularly attractive melody.

    It's part of the Alessi Officina collection – an area reserved for Alessi’s most challenging and innovative products that are often limited to small-scale productions.

    Wikipedia says of Sapper in part: Richard Sapper, born 1932 in Munich, is a German industrial designer based in Milan, Italy. He is considered one of the most iconic designers of his generation, his products typically featuring a combination of technical innovation, simplicity of form and an element of wit and surprise. He has received numerous international design awards, including 10 prestigious Compasso d'Oro awards and the Raymond Loewy Foundation's Lucky Strike award. His products are part of the permanent collections of many museums around the world, with over 15 represented at New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), as well as London's Victoria and Albert and Design Museums.

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    Comments

    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Downstairs where I live: obviously a major site of over-consumption in our disposable society!
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks Bellin and eye4' too!
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      The mepra cruet is the next one...
    4. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      First, you are a darling V, glad the Smiley is still spreading happiness.
      Second, half of what we do is a type of recycling, isnt it? You just skipped the thrift and went straight to the trash. Doing without the middle man so to speak.
    5. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      Of course. I love Oct 1 and May 1 as they are the two big moving days. Good fun strolling the alley and picking up treasure
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      I've been re-cycling since I was five! ........ and hoarding since I was five and a half!
    7. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      You are so green.
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      We all need to be!
      A political comment.
    9. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      Hahaha. Silly banana!
      Have a lovely evening/morning gentlemen depending on you contenant.
      I will post a bunch of stuff tomorrow...including, yep the ugliest vase I have ever purchased.
      Yes I am a tease.
    10. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      "your continent". Silly spelly thing.
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      I'm incontinent with laughter!
    12. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      You are both dorks...and awesome...but mostly dorks;)
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks Manikin!
    14. inky inky, 9 years ago
      Not sure about that spout!!!!.....:-/
    15. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      I have to say, one of the few Alessi designs I love :)
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks inky and austro too! The spout's a bit whacky but you pull the ring back and the whistle flips up for easy of filling and pouring. The design of the ring pull allows you to catch a notch and hold the spout in the open position. No lid. The helmet is the kettle's container. I enjoy using it and love the whistle!
    17. Budek Budek, 9 years ago
      Beautiful thing! It's all just right, the proportions, the colors, the shapes,.....a noble rescue.
      You've been posting some wonderful pieces, Vet,.............Thanks!
    18. Budek Budek, 9 years ago
      It's a quirky, Willy Wonka kind of thing,.....makes me smile, too!
    19. inky inky, 9 years ago
      AND!... suddenly I love i!!!....:-) ...I must admit I did wonder a bit about the filling of it....:-/.. no flies on me 'mate'!...:-) .....I also have to admit that I when I first look at it reminded me of BELLIN68 with a punk hair implant!...:-)
    20. inky inky, 9 years ago
      Thanks BELLIN68!.. it was!.. said in the most loving way possible....:-x
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks Budek and miKKoChristmas11 too!
    22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks Hunter!
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks Woman34 & AmphoraPottery!
    24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks vol de nuit!
    25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks Kathycat!
    26. vlkma238412 vlkma238412, 9 years ago
      bought mine in 1987 when i moved to one of the canals in amsterdam the first time i made tea and it started whistling i opened the window and looked out cause i thought there was a steamboat in the canal took some while before i figured out it was the kettle.
    27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      What a hoot! Goedemorgen, vlkma! I love Amsterdam!
    28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks sarahoff!
    29. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 9 years ago
      now thats the way to serve tea!
    30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks mikie & Phil too!
    31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks petey!
    32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks bratjdd!
    33. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks SEAN!
    34. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      Your very welcome Kevin:)
    35. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      still love the fact that line 19 is there :) !! Thankyou inky:)!
    36. zguy2112 zguy2112, 8 years ago
      Yes, this is an iconic design! And brings back memories of my father's High-Tech home in Los Angeles during the 80's. We had one of these as our home was furnished with nothing but the greatest designed furniture and appliances from that era, all the way down to the table settings and place mats. Nice find!
    37. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      many thanks for the Love and those king comments zguy2112, MSL, GEO & TOM too!!
    38. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks GARY!
    39. tom61375, 8 years ago
      You are very welcome vetraio50! =)
    40. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks BIGTEX!
    41. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks AGHCOLLECT!
    42. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks again AGHCOLLECT!!!!!
    43. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks CHARMSOMEONE 'n SURFDUB too !!!!!!
    44. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
      Many thanks VYNIL & NEWFLD !.!!!!.!

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