Brookstone, Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA
Brookstone Laboratories (Calvin Jinwon Lee, Stephen Mills, Margot Sandy)
Aperto is an electric wine bottle opener which automatically gets to work as soon as it is put over a bottle. A useful and smart accessory for wine aficionados, which removes corks in just a few seconds. Users simply need to cut off the protective foil on the bottle, which, thanks to the included magnetic foil cutter, can be done quickly and easily. Once the cork is removed, the opener automatically ejects it when held upside down.
Statement by the jury
»This wine bottle opener features a selfreliant design idiom, which underlines the functionality of this product.«