Pendant Shears by SVSV - Design Bureau

Pendant Shears by SVSV

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Founded in 2003, Serum Versus Venom (SVSV) is the brainchild of David Gensler, president and founder of the Keystone Design Union. SVSV follows a design philosophy called Futurecraft, that drives them to make unique, high-value items in an over-saturated market of played-out reproductions. 

We're big fans of SVSV's Pendant Shears, which were inspired by Gensler's personal collection of tailoring shears. (Apparently, the collection comprises over 800 pairs in a 450-year span. Somebody call Antiques Roadshow.) Gensler teamed with Osamu Koyama of Complete Techniques on the project. There are three styles: English, American, and Parisian, which come in a black-mirror finish over pure silver, silver with 24k gold bolt, pure 18k gold, rough finished brass, hammered antiqued silver, and more. 

Handmade in SVSV's Brooklyn-based studio, Brooklyn Sewn, the Shears exemplify what makes Gensler's design outfit unique. He says it best: "Rarity and exclusivity should come from the scarcity of materials, the complexity of skills, craftsmanship, and ultimately, time spent in manufacturing." Spot on. Oh, and if you want to see a look book unlike any other — check out Serum Versus Venom's website.


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