Michael Graves Water Pitcher


Designer: Michael Graves

Manufacturer: Alessi

Materials: Stainless steel and resin

Country of Origin: Italy

Date: 1991

Dimensions: 8.25” H x 10.5” W x 4.75” D

Condition: Good vintage condition. Scuffs and scratches as pictured.

Michael Graves was a noted American architect and designer of consumer products. As well as principal of Michael Graves and Associates and Michael Graves Design Group, he was of a member of The New York Five and the Memphis Group and professor of architecture at Princeton University for nearly forty years. He was recognized as a major influence on architectural movements including New Urbanism, New Classical Architecture and particularly Postmodernism and was one of the most prominent and prolific American architects of the latter 20th century. He designed more than 350 buildings around the world but was perhaps best known for a teakettle. 

This polished stainless-steel water pitcher with raised dots and resin blue and maroon handle from 1991 is typical of both his architecture and product design of the time. Out of production.