Minimalist bottle openers



After discovering Brendan Ravenhill’s excellent wood and nail bottle opener, I started thinking about how I’ve always appreciated the simplistic bottle opener over anything more ornamental or complex. Searching around online I realized that bottle openers are much like watches, in that there are literally thousands of designs that accomplish the exact same task. Here are some of the best I found.

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The marli bottle opener from Alessi, designed by Steven Blaess. Admittedly this is the opener we’ve been using here at headquarters since 2008 and I love its ergonomic steely goodness.

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The mono up & zu.

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The Iittalia Collective Tools opener designed by Antonio Citterio.

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A vintage German Monopol corkscrew and wine opener. (looks like he only has this one available)

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Hermetus Bottle Opener, also by Monopol. (how fun is this Kiosk site?)

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Nothing beats the simplicity or the price of a good old fashioned church key opener.

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And finally the Japanese Alps 7 Opener available at Kiosk.

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