Monday, March 7, 2011
Michael Graves signed my tea kettle
Taking a short break from our transitional design series because I saw an ad in the Target flyer for items designed by the fabulous Michael Graves and so my attention is wandering.
In 1985, Alessi introduced the Michael Graves tea kettle. A friend worked for Mr. Graves in Princeton at the time, and I told her how much I loved that kettle. As a girl from New England, I had never seen a teapot that looked anything like that and I wanted one. They were pricey, I think something like $75, maybe a bit more. We were a young family with tiny children and that was not how we spent our money. But I broke down and bought one, directly from Mr. Graves office AND my friend had him sign it!
Just wanted to share that small detail of my life with you.