Alessi Richard Sapper Kettle, Black handle $535.00

Manufacturer: Alessi

Designer: Richard Sapper

Dimensions: Diameter 6.5" x H 7.48" Capacity: 67.6 fl oz

Materials: 18/10 Stainless Steel, Melodic Whistle in brass, Handle in PA. Magnetic Steel bottom suitable for induction cooking.

Why is it Special?

The 9091 kettle has a melodic whistle made of brass in a shape that has never been seen before and consisting of two small vents in which the tuners that reproduce the notes mi and si are inserted. Richard Sapper created this kettle inspired by a childhood remembrance, the poetic sound of boats' sirens at River Rhine: this is because the melody that accompanies the vapour outlet must be pleasant and not anxious like the whistle of boilers. This kettle is a polysensory object which will not interrupt an enjoyable break with a whistle, but with a captivating melody.

Richard Sapper 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. His clients include Alessi.