Frank Lloyd Wright Bottle Opener

Form and function are one in this bottle opener made with copper recovered from Wright’s Graycliff estate.
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Ward Wallau

$95.00

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Open-Plan Design

Form and function are one in this charming bottle opener. (Frank Lloyd Wright would be proud!) Made from actual material from the Isabelle R. Martin House, one of three iconic Wright buildings at Graycliff estate, it's an elegant way to pay tribute to the legacy of Wright's work. Each opener contains copper recovered during the restoration of Graycliff, one of the most extensive summer estates ever designed by the renowned architect. Often called "The Jewel of the Lake" for its place overlooking Lake Erie near Buffalo, New York, Graycliff is known for its organic beauty and sweeping scenic views. A fitting symbol for Wright's knack for blending high design and the natural world, the reclaimed copper in the piece's handle contains a rich patina, a detail any architecture buff is sure to love. Handmade in California.

Due to the recycled and handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Disappointed when the MTA filled in the "Y" cutout of their classic subway tokens, Ward Wallau was inspired to find a fun way to incorporate the unaltered tokens into cufflinks. He wanted to prove to the MTA that the original tokens were worthy of celebrating and repurposing and, after 11 years of "no," Ward became the first licensee of the New York City MTA. Since that time, this "authenticity hound," has assembled and grew his team of artisans, production staff, and authenticators in Berkeley, California, where they re-imagine nostalgic artifacts as unique gifts that tell a story. Ward loves breathing new life into things that already exist, be it letterpress blocks, a wooden seat from Wrigley Field, or a bat broken at a Major League baseball game. "This business is ever-challenging, dynamic, and satisfying," he says. "It's not a good day if you don't learn something new!"

Handmade Recycled Made in the USA
Made from
nylon, aluminum, copper
Measurements
7" L x 2" W x 0.5" H
Ingredients
Care
Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Item ID
49007

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