Skultuna’s Barbara bottle opener combines a playful form with the elegant sheen of brass. Those familiar with kids’ TV may recognize the softly rounded shape: designer Thomas Sandell created the bottle opener inspired by the fictional character Barbapapa, as seen in the French children’s picture book and the television show of the same name.

As years go by, the bottle opener’s look will become more and more interesting, as the surface slowly patinas over time. It is characteristic for untreated brass to become darker over time, and water or the natural oils from your hands may leave marks on its surface. If you want the surface to stay shiny, it is recommended to polish the brass regularly. However, this is a matter of taste, and many prefer the beautiful patina.


Barbara bottle opener, brass



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Polished brass
10.5 cm
6 cm
1 cm
0.365 kg
Care instructions
Clean with dry cloth and metal polish. Never use water or abrasive cleaning agents. Keep surface dry.

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Thomas Sandell

Thomas Sandell (b. 1959) studied in the Royal Institute of Technology and graduated in 1985. Sandell founded the design agency called sandellsandberg in 1995 together with Ulf Sandberg and Joakim Uebel. 

Today they have over 60 employees and they work widely in the fields of architecture, design and advertising.

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