Just a blade attached to the handle – that’s how razors have looked for a long time. As time went on, technologies improved, and with them the design of razors changed. In addition to the utilitarian function, some razors have taken on a new status: they have become luxury goods or the result of design experimentation. Let’s talk about expensive and unusual razors. Industrial design studio KLONA knows everything about this accessory. Please contact us if you need industrial design of products.
The most expensive razors: design and materials
1. Zafirro Iridium
A luxury machine that ranks first in terms of value. It is a razor with sapphire blades that have an edge of only 80 atoms. She shaves off even the toughest and toughest stubble. Sapphire blades are 10 times sharper than a surgical scalpel. They are hypoallergenic, therefore they do not cause irritation.
“ Tiger “ Zafirro Iridium razor
The cartridge is made of durable material, therefore it is durable: one cartridge can be used from 6 to 12 months. The Zafirro Iridium handle is crafted from a rare metal – iridium. The shape of the handle is streamlined, and it seems as if it was specially made in a “tiger” color. Titanium bolts are used to connect the detachable parts of the structure.
B Zafirro Iridium Ritve with gilded inserts
The manufacturer also has a razor model with a stainless steel handle with gold-plated inserts and white sapphire blades. Each machine has its own unique serial number engraved on the handle. This model can be monogrammed.
2. Damascene Razor
This razor is a tribute to retro style. There are still daredevils in our time who are ready to use a straight razor. The name of the Damascene Razor model speaks for itself: its blade is very sharp, made of 128-layer Damascus steel, and the handle is made of platinum. The blade has a wavy pattern.
Damascene Razor straight razor
Each shaver comes in a rare Tanzanian wood box. The black color and laconic lines of the packaging emphasize the durability of the materials from which the product is made.
Damascene Razor in a Tanzanian wood box
Unusual razors: designs that will surprise you
3. Paper Cut Razor
But not all razors claim to be expensive accessories. Many designers have taken a different path: experimenting with materials seemingly not intended for the production of razors. An environmentally friendly invention – paper razors. The concept is based on the idea that disposable machines can be truly disposable if made from the right material.
Paper razor among other accessories
To create such razors, designers were inspired by the unpleasant fact that paper can cut yourself. But, using this property, they received an innovative solution.
4 paper razors: white to red
The concept of a unique razor has not yet been implemented in practice. Although designer Nedin Haidari thought about how to bring it to life.
- For production, you need to use waterproof paper;
- The razor set will be packed in a Paper Cut Razor case.
All materials used in the project are recyclable and, even in its absence, do not pollute the environment. It remains only to find investors to implement this interesting idea.
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Paper razors in a branded case
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4. Skarp Laser Razor
Another unusual project is the Skarp Laser Razor. Instead of a blade, a laser is installed in the head of the razor. The spectrum of its light is programmed to respond to special chromophores – unsaturated groups of atoms that are found in human hair.
Skarp Laser Razor
The design of the shaver is thought out to the smallest detail:
- brushed aluminum handle (grade 6061);
- embossed insert in the center (prevents slipping);
- place for AAA batteries inside the handle;
However, the project was not implemented, although the necessary money was quickly collected on the Kickstarter website.
Read also: Corporate identity of the barbershop
How to design a razor shape
The design of the razor can be developed not only on an industrial scale, but also to order. SUPPLY Provision has created an extraordinary Single Edge machine that shaves sharper with one single blade than razors with three and five. The unusual archaic shape of the steel razor emphasizes the main purpose of the razor without distracting attention to many details.
Single Edge – Adjustable Blade Razor
The main feature of the device is the ability to adjust the height of the blade for different types of bristles. The mechanism is adjusted in one motion. The blades are interchangeable with any standard blades, including the Injector Blade.
Single Edge Shaver
This shaver comes in a navy blue waxed canvas case. Popular urban minimalism prevails in the design of the shape of the Single Edge and its packaging.
If you have an idea to create a razor design – the industrial design studio KLONA can help in its implementation! The shaving razor design details can be produced by the method 3D printing or casting.
6. Silicone razor
Next in line is an example of developing a folding razor for an industrial design competition. The creator positions it as a unique tool for beauty salons and barbershops.
Folding straight razor design mockup
Foldable design with position lock. Hollow aluminum handle filled with silicone. This solution prevents the device from slipping in the hand and allows you to expand the assortment due to the multi-colored silicone. The device combines the classic straight razor shape with the comfort of a shaving machine with replaceable blades.
KLONA studio can create a new brand of razors or revolutionize industrial design. We specialize in developing new ideas and products.
7. Straight Razor
And here is an example of the implemented industrial design of a razor by the American studio Discommon Goods:
Straight Razor Carbon & Titanium Handles
This piece of design art combines classic construction and modern materials. The straight razor is vintage but functional. Z-FiNit brand anodized blades – durable and reliable. For safety, they are secured with a reliable steel clip.
Straight Razor Straight Razor Carbon Handle
The embossed handle looks very impressive. Thanks to well-thought-out ergonomics, it fits comfortably in the hand and does not slip, since the entire surface of the handle is textured.
You can wait for new developments in shaving technology or create one yourself. Of course, with the help of KLONA professionals! We will help develop a design razor or straight razor and put it into production prototype … If you have an interesting idea that needs high-quality implementation – call!