Virgil Abloh Securities reimagines Alessi kettle by Michael Graves and it’s a slam dunk

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Virgil Abloh Securities and Alessi launched a brand new product beneath their partnership, following on from the launch of the Alessi Occasional Objects cutlery set throughout Fuorisalone 2022. Now working collectively on an replace of Michael Graves’ ‘9093’ kettle from 1985, Alessi and Abloh’s artistic studio Alaska Alaska supply a brand new interpretation of the postmodern design. 

That includes an immediately recognisable chook whistle, the unique kettle has grow to be one in all Alessi’s most iconic merchandise. In its new model, launched as a restricted and numbered version of 9,999 items and with a rejigged title, the brand new ‘3909’ kettle includes a distinctive purple deal with and the stylised determine of a basketball participant, immortalised mid-dunk, to switch the unique chook whistle.

‘Taking cues from Michael Graves’ unique strategy to the “9093” kettle by mixing and introducing varied influences into the design course of, the “3909” kettle references basketball and introduces an iconic silhouette with international resonance into the design consequence,’ reads a press release by Alaska Alaska. ‘This design gesture follows features of Virgil’s strategy particular to referencing completely different frames of reference typically missed inside the established design tradition.’

(Picture credit score: Leonardo Scotti)

The newly reissued kettle is the most recent step in Alessi’s evolution as a model that each represents the historical past of up to date design whereas on the similar time conversing with a younger technology of design customers. The ‘3909’ merges these worlds, the long-lasting silhouette by Graves reinterpreted with up to date icons combining tradition, sport and design historical past.

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