coppertist.wu returns with a viper-inspired bottle opener
Expanding their collection of whimsical metal accessories, artist community Coppertist.Wu reveals its latest piece — a keeled-scaled Viper Bottle Opener modeled after the mighty venomous snake. Seeking to capture the beauty of nature through their designs, the creators render an elegantly curled up viper patiently waiting for its next meal. Cast in pure brass, the Viper Bottle Opener mimics the reptile’s distinct skin with over 14,000 scales, each individually hand-engraved with meticulous intricacy.
The bottle opener is perfectly shaped to fit in the palm of your hand and sturdy enough to remove the toughest of caps. Infused with both functionality and a sleek sculptural element, the bottle opener can also double as a quirky decor piece for your home. You can shop the piece on designboom here.
all images courtesy Coppertist.Wu
a functional object that doubles as a work of art
Sculpted in pure brass, the Viper Bottle Opener mimics the reptile’s distinct scaly skin and curled up form. Unlike most other snake scales, viper scales have ridges down their center, which add a prickly dragon-like texture and reduce shininess and glare that helps them hide from predators and prey.
Emphasizing the beauty of their elegant yet mighty form, Coppertist.Wu engraves each and every one of the viper’s keeled scales by hand, including the scales on the inner curved parts that are difficult to reach, creating a sculptural yet functional object.
Coppertist.Wu expands their collection of whimsical animal-inspired accessories
‘Metal represents eternity, we are driven by full passion to present our unique work, because each piece carries on our existence in the world,’ shares the team at Coppertist.Wu. ‘And animals are an important part of our design process; our mission has always been to showcase the beauty of wildlife through our unique art. We firmly believe that by raising awareness of these various creatures, society will take notice and treat them with more respect. That respect could better protect our remaining wildlife and a more harmonious union between man and nature.’
Viper Bottle Opener is perfectly sized to fit in your hand
intricate hand engravings capture the viper’s scaly textures in brass