We’ve been really digging Aussie retail site Specified Store lately. And by “specified” they mean a type of product that embodies the best of tireless craft and visual esteem, often by way of painstaking minimalist elegance. Naturally that includes a lot of quality Japan-made household products that your friends will fawn over and then go buy for themselves. Take, for example, the Futagami Brass Bottle Opener, a set of hand-forged solid brass openers that will probably last longer than you, your children and your children’s children. They look like something stolen from the nearest museum and probably do a damn good job popping bottle caps as well.
The Futagami Brass Bottle Opener set was designed by Masanori Oji and made using a sand-casted method that results in a brilliant golden colour and lightly grainy texture. The set will not only remain resistant to corrosion and other forms of degradation, but even change over time to organically form a glossy patina. Included in the set is a long, rectangular shaped block of brass and then some hefty circular pieces, one of which kind of looks like a giant earring that some badass ruler might have worn in a bygone era.
As with so many products available through Specified Store, the Futagami Brass Bottle Opener set instantly transcends its role as a functional object to enhance the aesthetic of its environment. This is something you can leave out on display in your living room or kitchen and then watch as it elevates its surroundings, infusing the décor with a timeless, artisanal aura. As we said earlier, the Futagami Brass Bottle Opener is guaranteed to impress your friends and even make them a little jealous, which let’s be honest is half the reason you bought it in the first place.