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"Whistling Bird" Teakettle
"Whistling Bird" Teakettle, Designed 1985
Designed by Michael Graves, American
Stainless steel, polyamide
8 7/8 x 10 1/4 x 8 5/8 inches (22.5 x 26 x 21.9 cm)
Gift of the designer, 1996
1996-27-1a,b
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Michael Graves: The Architect and the Tea Kettle
October 25, 1995 - February 25, 1996
This installation chronicles the process that Michael Graves, one of the twentieth century's most renowned architects and product designers, followed in developing the design of three teakettles. The exhibition will show Grave's original sketchbook concepts for each of the kettles, and then move the viewer through his entire design process, including studies of various kettle details (spout, whistle, handles, etc.), color studies, dimensional drawings, renderings, study models, prototypes and finally, production pieces. The exhibition is intended to give the viewer a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse of the product design process from original concept to production pieces ready for the consumer market.

Curator

Donna Corbin

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