Paper Cut, Letter Opener, 2012
Oxidized brass, gold plated or marble
With a packaging box made of oak wood
22.8 (L) x 2.5 (W) x 2.3 (H) cm (inside)
Carved from a stick of wood with a seeming lack of intention, this tool appears shaped by the random motion of the hand. A beguiling combination of the refined and the rustic – its cutting edge almost appears to be the only intentional plane – the light-weight wooden prototype is then cast in brass, becoming heavier and more purposeful. Primitive but precise, it is perfectly adapted to its purpose, that of opening letters. It is available in three different shapes and sizes.