Michael Lax Kettle

This is the iconic modern tea kettle designed by noted industrial designer Michael Lax (1929-1999) for Copco. Lax was actually friends with Copco's founder Samuel Farber, and the company produced his signature kettle in the 1960s, plus a host of other Lax-designed enamel and cast iron kitchenware items.

The kettle itself is made of enameled metal with a folding wooden handle riveted onto it. The lid is also enameled metal and has a wooden handle - we have read the wooden pieces are teak, but are not sure about ours. The enamel is a dark blue in color - the kettle was available in a host of other colors including orange, yellow, green and red. Marked on bottom with a stamp " Copco Michael Lax Design #117 Spain". Would make a beautiful addition to your modern kitchen!

Tea kettle is rather hefty and weighs in at 2 1/2 lbs. It was produced for at least 20 years. This one was made in Spain, but they did eventually produce them in Japan. As well, a host of other companies contributed knockoffs of this design which you can find today.

Outside enamel is in near perfect condition. Inside has a bit of staining, most likely from hard water deposits. Wood handles are intact, but have a little wear. The wooden knob on the lid has a small dent on one side, which can be seen in the photos.

It measures about 7 inches in diameter not including spout, and about 8 1/2 inches tall when the handle is extended.