Perhaps the most iconic, and definitely the best selling of all Alessi pieces, is the Michael Graves tea kettle. What is the allure of this piece? Graves' approach to design is rooted in how people use and understand fabricated objects. It is important that design communicates and connects with the users, the place, and the local culture and history. In designing consumer products, he balances form and function to create objects that are accessible and intuitive as well as beautiful. So the short answer to the question of allure is design. Why select form over function when you can have both? Check out our Michael Graves collection to see not only the iconic tea kettle, but also a wide assortment of his other fabulous designs.