Circus (Bottle Opener) by Jan Schmitt
2016 - 2017, Golden A' Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design Award Winner
The inspiration came from a well designed bicycle saddle substructure that I saw two or three years ago browsing the web. When you had a look at the saddle, you would not see an analogy, but that's where the design development started. the saddle resembled a curved metal ribbon, just like the first Circus draft.
Circus is a deformed 1mm stainless steel sheet. The design is simple and as reduced as conceivable. There is no front and no back, no top and no bottom. It is mirror-symmetric in two axes and can be used to open cap bottles from four different positions. The 55mm in diameter round shape fits comfortably into every palm and the curved shape supports the pleasant feeling while holding the Circus inside your hand. It has a high gloss polished finish and round edges.
Design Challenges
Breaking the concept idea down, from the initial idea to a simple, manufacturable product
Production Technology
It's made of a 1mm 18/8 stainless steel sheet. It was stamped, pressed, deburred, polished and engraved.
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