Colorful cigar humidors, striking cigar cases, lighters and ashtrays and all manner of creative accessories hit the market through Fuente The OpusX Society, a high-end cigar and lifestyle accessory company founded by designer Manny Iriarte. The new product line will debut in Las Vegas at the upcoming PCA show.
The launch lasted around eight years, according to Iriarte, who also recently opened his Manny Enterprises studio in Miami.
âIt was the result of vision, focus and many years of meeting minds,â Carlos Fuente Jr. wrote on Facebook. “Manny Iriarte is my brother, my friend and has all my best wishes for the success he will achieve.”
Iriarte said Cigar lover: “This is my real American dream, which I am doing now.”
The collections include several varieties of humidors, ashtrays, lighters and cigar cases as well as coffee mugs, glasses (including Glencairn tasting glasses specially designed for whiskey) and Italian leather duffel bags. Their price ranges from $ 84 (for a pair of coffee mugs) to $ 8,000 for a limited edition humidifier.
The rare cellar, created by Elie Bleu, is one of the most striking elements of the collection. It comes in two styles, El Rojo (with a reddish theme) and El Azul (in blue, pictured above). They have veneers of blue sycamore and African bubinga, are over 15 inches long, almost 10 inches wide, and weigh eight pounds. Each is limited to 50 pieces. There is also a limited range of Elie Bleu lighters featuring OpusX illustrations. They sell for $ 440 each and are also limited to 50 pieces per style.
Despite the name of the collection, there are also styles celebrating other Fuente cigars, including the Hemingway, Don Carlos, and Gran Reserva de Fuente lines. This part of the collection includes cigar humidors, lighters, ashtrays and cutters. The lighters and cutters are made by Elie Bleu, while the cellars and ashtrays are made by Nsolo Consulting Group. The Hemingway cellar, for example, is almost 20 inches long and over 10 inches wide. It sells for $ 1,275.
The collection is large, but is expected to grow. Iriarte said more articles will be added next year.