These letter openers are based on a bamboo tool that the designers at WMS & Co saw in Kyoto. Now forged in bronze there is still something of that origin in the delicacy of the blade and the small notch or knuckle, like the joint in bamboo, where a thumb can perfectly rest. Hand crafted in Bali; there are small markings on each letter opener showing the hand of the artisan. 6” Polished and blackened bronze packaged in a gift box.
WMS & Co is the passion project of a team of design consultants who have spent the last two decades working for Tiffany and Co, West Elm, David Yurman, Jack Spade and The Drawing Center, among others. They make exquisitely practical tools or more specifically turn banal objects or office necessities into exquisite objects. Jotting a note, stamping a logo, placing a bookmark, handing someone a business card, each moment suddenly holds real weight. Many of their designs have a slight gilding, all of them are of a quality we have rarely encountered before.