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“An Exhibition of Handcrafted Scissors and Shears”

We have been planning this upcoming exhibition for quite some time and are very excited that it’s almost here. We are even more excited to tell you about the details!

On the evening of Friday, October 21st, we will be celebrating the official launch of a one-week exhibition at our gallery that will showcase the complete collection of scissors and shears by Tajika! Over 80 pairs of different handcrafted scissors and shears for specific purposes will be on display. Join us on this special evening as we welcome the atelier’s fourth generation owner, Daisuke Tajika, to New York City for his first international exhibition!

To coincide with the opening, we will also be introducing a collaboratively designed pair of scissors – the “Blackened Household Scissors” by Tajika x Nalata Nalata. The shape of this pair of scissors is based on the much-loved Copper and Household Scissors that we carry and use in store when we wrap gifts, but the finish is very different. We were inspired by the “Kuro-Mura” blackened brass pendants by Futagami because we really liked the way they aged over time, taking on a patina that is a very deep, saturated black. We were very interested in creating a similar richness in shade and decided to work with Daisuke to produce a pair of everyday scissors that has the same principles.

Details are as follows:

• Exhibition Dates: October 21st – 28th, 2016
• Opening Reception: October 21st, 7:00PM-9:00PM. Meet Daisuke Tajika. Pastries provided by Burrow
• Venue: Nalata Nalata, 2 Extra Place, New York, NY, 10003 

Note: The scissors and shears on display can be purchased with the exception the Tajika family’s archive pieces. Pick-up dates of items sold will be organized at checkout and begin following the final exhibition day.

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