This Japanese bottle opener hand casted by Sumitani Saburo Shoten is made to sit on any flat surface and make you smile. A great example of where function meets design.
This piece was designed by Baba Tadahiro, godfather of the Japanese craft movement after WWII. He was committed to raising awareness and protecting Japanese craft art forms from extinction. He was also an amazing designer. And a hero really.
Made in Takaoka Japan by the Sumitani Saburo Shoten which is a family owned foundry that has been making stunning iron, silver and brass pieces for over 50 years.