Very cool design for a corkscrew from London based designer Sebastian Bergne. The corker seems like a great corkscrew once you get two corks on it, but before that it seems a bit dangerous. I know when I am opening a bottle of wine sometimes I really have to pull hard to get the cork out, and I wouldn't want a corkscrew digging into my hand while I was doing so. Once it has the two corks on it, it looks so good I might have to get past the bit of discomfort it takes to get those first two on. A little about the designer and a link to Sebastian's portfolio under that.
Born in 1966, Sebastian Bergne’s work is characterised by his approach more than by a formal signature. His projects are innovative but familiar, simple yet cleaver and always a pleasure to use.
He studied Industrial Design from 1985-88 at the Central School of Art and Design, London and then at the Royal College of Art, London, graduating in 1990 with distinction.
His London studio was established in 1990, with a second in Bologna (Italy) between 2000 and 2007. He collaborates with many internationally renowned manufacturers of consumer products and furniture. This work has been widely published, exhibited, included in permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art (New York) and the Design Museum (London) and honored with numerous international design awards.
Throughout his career, Sebastian Bergne has regularly contributed to graduate and postgraduate design education in respected institutions worldwide. In 2008 he was appointed visiting professor at the Royal College of Art (London).