vector scissors sits squarely against the table for straight cutting 
all images courtesy of tamás fekete




how many tools do you need to cut a piece of paper? the are more variables then often considered; such as the size of the stationary, whether the cut needs to be straight, curvy, or circular. depending on the circumstances, a simple, perfectly straight cut can require a writing utensil, ruler, box knife, x-acto, or paper guillotine, cutting mat, and depending on who’s doing it — a box of bandaids. all for a single line.

a small overhang and a flat vertical drop allows ‘vector’ to be squared against the table 




‘vector’ scissors, by hungarian designer tamás fekete, takes the bulk out of the process. made for right-handers (sorry lefties), the palm side of the handle sits directly on top of the corner of a table. the bottom hold and blades are placed at 90°s to the small overhang, allowing the user to press the object snugly against the table. using the surface to square the paper, one simply scissors along the edge for the length of the cut.


video courtesy of vector scissors 




the tool isn’t restrained to the table either. ‘vector’ can be used for anything that can be done with a regular pair of scissors, including curves. the length of cuts aren’t limited as is the case with roll trimmers or paper guillotines, and requires no more space then its conventional counter-parts. 

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the scissors’ economic design was developed over two years 

detail of thumb hold 

color options: aquamarine, spring green, light salmon, pure white, jet black

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 simply place the paper over the table’s corner to create the ideal cutting alignment 

vector scissors sits squarely against the table for straight cutting
‘vector’ simplifies the process drastically, and is the only tool needed 

the object fitted to a table 

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typical tools needed to create a straight cut 



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edited by: nick brink | designboom