We never knew we needed an award-winning shaver until we saw the MÜHLE Hexagon shavers designed by Mark Braun. The range recently emerged triumphant in the Product Design 2017 category in the Red Dot Awards, taking home the coveted trophy as well as the respect of the design community.
And truth be told, the Hexagon shavers are a work of art. It’s not easy to turn an everyday object, especially one that’s already as refined as the shaver, into a coveted item but Mark Braun managed to do it. If you’re unfamiliar with Berlin-based industrial designer Braun, you might know his collaborations. He has worked with watchmakers NOMOS Glashütte and smartphone giants One Plus.
The Hexagon series is made of a razor, shaving brush and a corresponding holder. The sexangular grips are of anodised aluminium and sit comfortably in the hand. The holder and the razor head have chrome elements included, creating a nice transition of materials.
Braun was inspired by also MÜHLE’s ore mountain surroundings and incorporated them into the razor and brush, creating three hues – forest green, bronze and graphite (picture, above). Interestingly, Braun has also engraved the GPS location data of the MÜHLE headquarters at the handles of the brush and razor.
MÜHLE razors are sold at TANGS Vivocity Level One