Michael Graves Pepper Mill


Designer Michael Graves
Material Stainless steel, polyamide
Country Italy
Date 1988
Manufacturer Alessi
The cylindrical, perforated, and mirror-polished pepper mill designed by Michael Graves (American, 1934-2015) adds a modern flavor to the table. In addition, this playful pepper mill made its appearance in the movie Matrix (Wachowski, 1999).

Michael Graves' highly personal and easy to recognize formal style blends influences from the European tradition, art deco, American "Pop," and flashes of pre-Columbian culture.