ettore sottsass bodum kettle ettore sottsass bodum kettle
mar 23, 2010

ettore sottsass bodum kettle

 

here’s a novelty, if we can call it that: the 1.7 l electric water kettle designed by ettore sottsass for danish kitchenware company bodum in 1986. it comes in four powdery colors and is made from plastic, stainless steel and silicone. bodum collaborated with sottsass associates to resolve the technical problems of the production of the kettle’s metallic spout, and finally in may 2010 it will hit the stores as part of ‘ e-bodum’, a new line of electric appliances.


electric water kettle ‘ettore’


electric water kettle ‘ettore’, design in 1986, now in production

  • Design from beyond the grave – creepy!

    jim says:
  • Why does it need to have a metallic spout? Could it simply be for aesthetic purpose? Or is there a higher purpose? Btw, the pastel shades doesn’t look too appealing to me. But that’s just me.

    leowmc says:
  • less product, more name,

    bharat says:
  • What makes a good kettle?
    1. cordless
    2. base must be round (any direction is good)
    3. water measure
    4. water filter
    5. boiling water does not touch plastic
    6. auto-lift lid (not manual)
    7. “ping” when switching off
    8. beautiful design
    That’s why I got the Breville Ikon.

    Adam says:
  • It is good to have something good back since Jasper Morrison work for Rowenta did not work.

    Simple fun says:

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