The Hard-edge was introduced in 1999 when contemporary lighter design had moved towards streamlined and decorative forms. We took a contrarian approach to introduce an un-ergonomic lighter with minimal ‘hard’ outlines, emphasising its objectness. This was an outcome of multiple efforts to strip all decoration for function — the simple shape of the lighter is what emerged from this investigation. The Hard-edge has since become an iconic item in our catalogue spanning over 60 years.
Material: Polycarbonate, Steel and Cotton
Size: 60 x 35 x 15 mm
Made in Japan