ATG Quirkies: Orange Scissors. Everyone Has at Least One Pair,

by | Oct 6, 2017 | 0 comments

Here is a post from Business Insider that takes a look at the history of the perfectly-designed orange scissors that can be found in libraries and offices throughout the world. 

According to author Chris Weller, “in the late 1960s, Finnish designer Olof Backstrom helped Fiskars create the world’s first pair of plastic-handled scissors. They were supposed to be black, not orange. But when Fiskars happened to use some leftover orange plastic from a juicer production line, the company realized it’d created something great.” In fact the scissors are so iconic they “became a permanent fixture in New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 2004” with the Finnish company that created them selling “more than a billion pairs.” 

Check out the full post for more surprising facts.

(Thanks to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies.)

 

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