Bottle opener in 18/10 stainless steel and birch-wood. Alessi 100 Values Collection.
Turned wood at its best - The Ercolino by Andrea Branzis combines practical use with the psychological, symbolic and poetic demands of nature. It is made in the Alessi factory in Italy in partly hand-turned wood.
With the exclusive Alessi Values Collection, the Italian manufacturer honors in 12 months and with 12 themes the values that have contributed to Alessi celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Each month has a new theme and stands for one of the 12 values that distinguish Alessi as a company.
The bottle opener is made of stainless steel and beech wood. It is 19 cm high, 7 cm deep and 4 cm wide.
Always aware of ecological issues and natural forms, Andrea Branzi is one of the designers who is most aware of the potential of turned wood, a material that in his opinion is one of the best available for making, as Branzi says, "objects with which we can establish relationships, not just of use and functionality but also of a psychological, symbolic, and poetic nature.”