No.30 Ganbei Bottle Opener
The bottle opener Ganbei, which means “Cheers!” in both Chinese and Japanese, can be mistaken for a large pebble on first sight. It is made of a rough zinc alloy with a special matte finish giving it a unique stone-like appearance. The steel-reinforced circular opening at the bottom features an innovative 360-degree design that can open bottles from any angle without the need for alignment.
With its hefty weight and haptically pleasing shape, Ganbei feels reassuring in the hand, and opens bottles with ease. Winner of the 2015 Red Dot Product Design Award for its emotional appeal and unique design approach.
Designer: Nicol Boyd and Tomas Rosén
Material: Zinc alloy, Stainless steel
Dimensions: ø6.6 × H2.2 cm | ø2.6 × H0.87 in.