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Prototypes, Harry's Shaving Prototypes

This is a Prototypes. It was designed by Stuart Harvey Lee, Partners & Spade, Jochen Schaepers and Prime Studio Inc. and founded by Andy Katz-Mayfield and Jeff Raider and manufactured by Zhongshan Yili Metal Metal Products Co., Zhuhai Technique Plastic Container Factory Co., Ltd. and FeinTechnik GmbH Eisfeld and made for Harry's.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Prime Studio Inc. as part of Beautiful Users.

It is dated 2013. Its medium is painted polymer, abs, polycarbonate, tpr, stainless steel, chrome plated zinc alloy, chrome plated aluminum alloy, brass.

Andy Katz-Mayfield was tired of paying high prices for poorly designed shaving products. He and partner Jeff Raider founded Harry’s, a brand dedicated to thoughtfully designed products delivered at fair prices. Stuart Harvey Lee and Jochen Schaepers (Prime Studio) designed dozens of prototypes in order to create handles that are optimized for weight, balance, and ease of rotation in the hand.

It is credited Courtesy of the designers.

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Its dimensions are

Two packages sets -closed: H x W x D: 15.2 x 30.5 x 3.8 cm (6 in. x 12 in. x 1 1/2 in.) Two packaged sets -open: H x W x D: 30.5 x 30.5 x 15.2 cm (12 in. x 12 in. x 6 in.) Four prototypes (approx): H x W x D: 12.7 x 5.1 x 0.5 cm (5 in. x 2 in. x 3/16 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beautiful Users.

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