Usually, wall-mounted bottle openers are those hefty, very industrial (and not in a cool, trendy way!) ones that we're used to seeing at Irish pubs. You know what we're talking about, right?
Well, two Brooklyn-based designers, Mike Boylan and Danielle Pecora, rethought the classic opener (which, fun fact, was created in the 1920s). We think you'll love what they came up with as much as we do.
Cast in solid brass and sealed to protect the finish and minimize discoloration, is this not the prettiest wall-mounted bottle opener you've ever seen? (It also comes in blackened brass, which looks like cast iron, in case you're not totally sold on this one.) Bonus: It somehow removes the cap without bending it so that the bottle can be resealed or the caps can be saved for fun crafting projects.
The geometric bottle openers were a successful Kickstarter campaign, hitting the goal just three weeks into the fundraising period. (Good job, fellow imbibers!) Now they're available for preorder and are expected to start shipping early this summer.
We just have one, er okay, two questions: Would it be overkill if we covered an entire wall with them? How many would be too many? (What? They happen to really match our succulent planters and all the other brass accents in our kitchen!)
P.S.: If you don't have the wall space (or prefer to open your beers while, say, sitting on the couch), the opener comes in a handheld version that's just as stylish. There's also a matching keychain for completists or teetotalers.
Preorder yours: Leverage Collection, $65/wall-mounted version and $50/handheld version at Wander Workshop
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