Waku (frame) ihada bottle opener
A choice of three hand poured sand-cast brass bottle openers from a foundry founded in 1897 in the central Japanese city of Takaoka in Toyama Prefecture. The casting is largely left ihada, which means with a raw cast surface maintaining any texture or discolouration naturally drawn from the sand into which the molten brass is poured; considered a guarantee of their solidity, veracity of manufacture, but also of their uniqueness. This is the Waku with a simple flattened linear frame, it is part of a series of homewares developed in partnership with Oji Masanori in order to raise awareness amongst a wider public of both the possibilities of the material and the remarkable skills of its artisan producers. About 140mm x 20mm x 15mm deep.