Ishihiro Works, 2012

The Texture of Solidi Metal.

The scissors made of stainless steel in collaboration with a craftsman who finishes medical scissors by hand in downtown Tokyo. Since the craftsman's specialty is polishing and finishing for the edge and the overall, I thought that leaving traces of polishing action on the scissors might be their identity. Therefore, in addition to the usual finish like mirrored and matte surfaces, I have proposed rough surfaces finish that leaves traces of polishing.
When I looked for scissors on the market from the viewpoint of having a simple shape, good texture, and a satisfactory feeling, I was surprised I couldn't find any. So, I designed scissors with the simple shape that could be cut from the original casting. Needless to say, the sharpness is superb, and the artisan created an excellent, satisfying product that can be used for daily use.