The Ameland Letter Opener is a double-edged paper knife in satin finish stainless steel, designed by Enzo Mari in 1962 for Danese Milano, Italy. It is believed that Mari chose the name 'Ameland' because of its resemblance to the Dutch North Sea island's distinctive outline.
We have two Italian godfathers in our collection – Enzo Mari one, and Bruno Munari the other. We first came across Mari’s work through our tutor Patrick Lacey, part of design collective Åbäke. We were fascinated by how Mari set out to democratise design, a value we have since adopted into our practice. His key projects Autoprogettazione, Serie della Natura and 16 Animali sum it all up. As a student we could never see them in real life, so it’s a pleasure to be able to sell them at Hato Store.
Emete, Brand Director
Dimensions: 22 cm x 2 cm Material: Stainless steel.