OJI MASANORI / Futagami : Brass bottle opener

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Futagami has been producing brass crafts objects for over a century. Their new collaboration with Oji Masanori presents us with elegant bottle openers with unsurpassed craftsmanship.

Eclipse (top left): This opener has a crude casting finish which gives a unqiue texture and patina. One can rest the opener on the neck of a beer bottle when serving.

Crescent (top right): its crescent moon shape distracts you from it's purpose at first glance, but it's shape makes opening bottles surprisingly easy.

Frame (bottom center): a literal interpretation of a traditional bottle opener, its shape is its purpose.

Made in Japan

eclipse: Diameter 65mm / frame: L120 x W15mm

Futagami is located in Toyama – Takaoka City, a city known for its brass statues. it is one of the oldest Brass casting companies in Japan. Masanori Oji joined a workshop at Futagami to learn more about the process of casting brass after he had the idea to design a brass bottle opener. Upon completion of the workshop Masanori proposed to design a line of living wares for Futagami. The collection won an award from “Interior Lifestyle Tokyo” later that year.

Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. Masanori Oji’s brass products are produced using the “sand cast” technique, a raw form of casting that leaves a unique sand-like texture on the surface. Some of the products are then polished or hammered depending on the desired texture.

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