The Angle Razor is a machined aluminum straight razor designed by Morrama, a London based design agency. We set out to reimagine and celebrate the ceremony of shaving by creating a tool that enables users to re-create the barbering ritual at home. The result is a unique and considered straight razor suitable for the 21st Century.
The Angle Razor still has everything that you would expect to find in a traditional straight razor, but the team has updated the ergonomics and the functionality to make a more versatile and more compact shaving tool for personal use. There isn't asubscription service because the Angle Razor is designed to last your lifetime. It uses double edged (DE) razor blades that are available anywhere in the world, instead of requiring you to order special blades through a subscription. The Angle Razor isn't as costly or time consuming to use as a traditional straight razor as it doesn't require the use of a strop or any sharpening tools, and the blades are less than £0.10 ($0.14) each.
Design team: Jo Barnard, Mike Hankin, Andy Hutt, Ben Polhill & Lea Berger
Magnetic blade loading makes changing the blade quick and easy.
At Morrama we are always questioning and looking to improve existing products. Looking at straight razors and shavettes that are currently on the market, we realized that too often user experience was really poorly considered.
Historically, the straight razor has always been a tool for professionals, but there has been a rising number of people looking to re-create the traditional barbering ritual of straight razor shaving at home. Current disposable blade straight razors are complicated to use, loading and disposing the blade is difficult and the handle gets in the way when trying to shave in the mirror.
If we were going to address these problems, we had an opportunity to update the design at the same time. At Morrama we believe that less is more, so we set about stripping the design back while maintaining our goal for an improved user experience. The result is a unique design that in essence is little more than a blade and a handle. After all, what more do you really need to shave with?
We acknowledge that wet shaving with a straight razor is not a simple skill, but it's a rewarding skill that is proven to give the closest shave and is better for your skin than using a cartridge razor. If we can encourage a few more people to switch from environmentally unfriendly cartridges to a 300 year old shaving method in the form of our modern Angle Razor design, then that's good enough for us.