2023: Generation Razor
Bolin Webb launched its new range of razors called Generation – a precision-engineered aluminium razor handle and stand in four different colours fitted with Gillette’s Fusion5 Proglide blade. Bolin Webb founder Derrick Webb said: “We wanted to design a razor set that that appeals to a younger generation – those that still appreciate design excellence and quality.”
The new range won Germany's 2023 iF Award for product design within the Beauty and Care category. The award judges summarised: “With simplicity at its core, focus is placed on the weight, balance and experience of shaving.” They described the razor as carefully weighted and exquisitely crafted.
The Generation razor subsequently was named Best Shaving Product by British GQ and was accredited with a Good Design award by the Chicago Athenaeum.
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2022: Mr Slowboy - 2nd Edition
Following the international success of the Bolin Webb x Mr Slowboy collaboration, a second edition was commissioned to continue to collection. In November 2022, we launched the Mr Slowboy - Second Edition - R1 Razor Set. Inspired by the summer style of British Car Racing our man stands before the bonnet of an iconic E-Type Jaguar. Only 300 of these UK-made razors have been produced, each one with its unique number card.
2022: Bolin Webb Silicone Washbag
Bolin Webb launches the Silicone Washbag. An essential companion with design excellence in mind. The silicone washbag brings an innovative combination of materials and product features to this travel accessory. The outer shell is entirely made from strong, versatile silicone: water repellent, easy to clean and hygienic.
2021: Mr Slowboy
The opportunity for design collaboration had always been on the cards for Bolin Webb. In the latter stages of 2020, Bolin Webb joined with London based Chinese artist Mr Slowboy to create 'The Man from Mayfair', emblazoned on a limited-edition R1 razor handle and stand set.
2019: Best Razor 2020
A landmark moment for Bolin Webb. The new X1 Matte range wins GQ Grooming’s Best Razor 2020.
Following a chance meeting at a trade show, Bolin Webb formed a lasting partnership with premium Chinese retailer Drive Pro. The two brands share an appreciation for quality product design and together have gone on to launch a series of successful projects throughout China.
2014: A Year of Design Awards
Bolin Webb collects a flurry of design and brand awards in London, Birmingham, Munich and Chicago.
2013: The Razor Case
An obvious progression for Bolin Webb, the razor case was the next step in providing a seamless shaving experience. The subtle silicone case effectively protects the razor from scratches, while remaining aligned with Bolin Webb’s core competency of design excellence.
2012: Extending the range
Compatible with the popular Gillette Fusion blade the launch of the X1 Razor enabled Bolin Webb to meet the changing needs of the modern gentlemen. The X1 stand remains one of the brand’s greatest design feats. The integration of a small magnet into the base of the handle and stand creates a gravity defying quality that remains utterly unique.
Bolin Webb launched at London’s Pulse Trade Show in May 2011. The event was a resounding success, with the brand picking up its first major retail partner, Harrods.
2010: Made in England
Following a process of foam modelling and 3D printing a prototype of the R1 Razor was ready to be moved into production. Bolin Webb partnered with a Wolverhampton based manufacturer to work on creating the top panels as well as a Birmingham based automotive paint specialist to provide the renowned performance finish.
2009: Achieving design excellence.
Derrick enlists the help of skilled draftsman, Stuart Cole from the PDR design centre. Together they sketched out the original R1. A contemporary handle that managed to bring design excellence to the mundane razor market. The razor was designed to hold the Gillette Mach 3 blade, a widely adopted precision cartridge razor.
2007: The story begins
While on a ski trip in Verbier, founder Derrick Webb conceives the idea of bringing product design excellence to shaving. Derrick’s background in manufacturing led him to begin changing this shell of an idea into a functional product.