Sorapot Teakettle

By on July 29, 2017
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Industrial designer Joey Roth chose to use Alcoa aluminum for the “Sorapot” because of its advantages over other materials. Aluminum’s light weight and better flow rate provides   the freedom to design exactly the shapes imagined, while the ability of the metal to transfer heat without allowing the water to get too hot for delicate tea leaves is also an advantage.

The teakettle was one of the first products made with Alcoa aluminum in 1895.  Arthur Vining Davis created the piece of cookware to display a new use for aluminum. When the owner of Alcoa aluminum showed the teapot to the Griswold Company of Erie, they were so impressed that an order was placed for 2,000 kettles.  Davis  explained that he only wanted to sell Griswold the aluminum, but Alcoa was forced since to enter the fabricating business to prove there was a market for the metal.

Alcoa’s original aluminum teapots can now only be found in museums and antique collections.

Source : http://joeyroth.com/sorapot/

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