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An icon in the making

For a humble kettle to make its mark on modern history is quite something. After all, it's one thing to become a ubiquitous part of our daily existence, but another to reach the upper echelons of "design icon". That the 9093 kettle has managed to achieve both - consistently over the course of three decades - is down to its innovative approach to design and a partnership between architecture and homewares. Here, we explore its origins and milestone Tea Rex reincarnations.


When an architect designs a kettle

It's one of the most instantly recognisable icons of modern design, but how did Alessi's Tea Rex kettle come to fruition?

This article is presented by Alessi

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