FS Objects designs minimal metal bar tools
Bar tools by FS Objects

FS Objects designs minimal metal bar tools

FS Objects, the homeware division of Brooklyn studio Fort Standard, has launched a collection of designs for drinking that includes wine stoppers with simple polished steel and brass tops.

The series of products for enjoying alcohol includes two stopper designs, a corkscrew, a cocktail pick, and stone platters.

Bar tools by FS Objects

The wine stoppers, names Mass, comprise simple metallic shapes atop tapered cork plugs. Made of brass or stainless steel, the tops come in two shapes: a sphere, or a cylinder with a rounded bottom and a flat top. These are polished to a mirror finish, and appears to float above the bottle when inserted.

Another design in the studio's drinking range is the Collet corkscrew, which features two parts. The detachable steel spiral screw fits inside a brass cylinder when not in use.

Bar tools by FS Objects

"The slender body holds a steel corkscrew spiral inside of a split sheath reminiscent of a collet," Fort Standard said.

A collet is a sleeve or socket that forms a collar around an object, with a clamping mechanism to be held strongly.

Bar tools by FS Objects

For it to function, the screw is removed and a loop at its head is fitted over the cylindrical bar. Once it forms a T-shape, "a satisfying snap" happens, FS Objects said. One end of the cylinder can also be used as a bottle opener.

Nautical shapes and tools strongly informed some of the other bar tools by the studio, which is based close to the sea in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Bar tools by FS Objects

Thin silvery steel rods to be used as cocktail picks, named Spar, feature miniature shapes along their lengths. These takes cues by nautical buoys and fishing bobbers, the studio said.

Completing the bar range are round stone platters, which are made of green or white Carrara marble, and measure 12 inches (30 centimetres) in diameter and half an inch (1.3 centimetres) thick.

Bar tools by FS Objects

Designed for serving cheese or placing glassware on, the platters have bases of waxed vegetable tanned leather to prevent scratching surfaces.

Fort Standard is led by Gregory Buntain, who designs and manufactures a variety of pieces for the home. These include a range of minimal metal furniture and aluminium bowls with fin-like legs.

Other items designed for drinking are a slanted 3D-printed wine holder by OTHR, double-skin pink glassware inspired by laboratory kits by Tom Dixon, and glasses that glow bright green by Martin Jakobsen.

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Bar tools by FS Objects
Bar tools by FS Objects
Bar tools by FS Objects