European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
"Pito" TeakettleMade in Crusinallo, Italy, Europe
Designed 1988; manufactured from 1992
Designed by Frank O. Gehry, American (born Canada), 1929. Made by Alessi S.p.A., Crusinallo, Italy, 1921 - present.
Stainless steel, mahogany, plastic
Currently not on view
2003-223-1Gift of Collab: The Group for Modern and Contemporary Design at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2003
LabelAlong with other designers and architects, Gehry was invited by Alberto Alessi to design a teakettle for Alessi's family-owned metalwares firm near Milan. This helmet-shaped kettle resembles one version of the Lewis guesthouse, and the mahogany handle and stopper reference the many fish forms that appear throughout the design process.