An elegantly crafted brass bottle opener, a perfect embodiment of minimalism. A collaboration between designer Masanori Oji and Futagami, one of Japan’s oldest metal foundries, this piece will change over time creating a beautiful patina.
This listing is for the rectangular bottle opener at the top of the first photo.
Dimensions: Length: 5 ½” Height: ¾”
Designer: Masanori Oji
Handmade in Takoaka, Japan
Founded in 1879, FUTAGAMI is one of Japan's oldest foundries & is located in Takaoka, Japan in 1897.
Brass has long been used in various fields such as metal fittings for architecture, ships, and furniture as it has corrosion resistance property and moderate workability. It has a long history as a material for arts and crafts or Buddhist altar equipment as its texture is gentle with an elegant luster. Masanori Oji's work with Futagami won the 2009 Interior Lifestyle Award in Japan.