Saxo Scissors are a Sculptural Reinvention Inspired by Necessity

The shape of scissors has not changed in some time; however, the proposal of these Saxo Scissors demonstrates that there is potential for a redesigning of the handy household apparatus. Such a reinvention would still ensure intuitive ease of use.

Sofia Hovemyr's concept reworks the handles so that they're not closed ovals that surrounding your fingers. Studies of how people generally grip the common implement might have shown her that all-encompassing support for the holding hand is actually not necessary.

The Saxo Scissors are equipped with a spring so that they remain open at rest, requiring just an inward squeezing motion against the ergonomic prongs of the device. Operating much like pliers, the pair is smooth and sleek and enhanced with a small offshoot to brace one's thumb if needed.