Clover Bottle Opener – Rusty Brown
- Made in Japan - Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture
- Cast Iron
- Inspired by the shape of a clover leaf
- 'IHADA' casting – a crude casting surface finish
- HxWxH: 110 x 46 x 6 mm
- 60g (Substantially weighty)
Design by Rina Ono 小野里奈
I sincerely design products so that my creative essence cuddles up to the user's life – In 2001 I Graduated with a MA from the Tohoku University of Art and Design, Yamagata, Japan and went on to study at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Sweden. Back in Japan I then worked as an assistant at the Tohoku University of Art and Design leading to launching my own "Rinao design studio" in 2007.
Chushin Kobo, a traditional casting iron workshop, proposes items that fit modern lifestyle. There is a number of craft techniques built around tea ceremony. Taking each of them and combining with new designs creates a new lifestyle tool. The workshop was founded in 1997, originally aiming to produce and distribute the items designed by Hisanori Masuda, who has led the workshop and later collaborated with ONO Rina to broaden the product lines.