Klhip® Featured in The Big Plate
2 NOVEMBER 2012
Andrew Johnston is my favorite type of startup founder to feature on The Big Plate. Not only does Andrew's product - Klhip - dramatically improve the function of an everyday product: it's form is without peer. Read article
Improved Design, New World-Class Manufacturing
30 OCTOBER 2012
The Ultimate Clipper® from Klhip®, a luxury, ergonomic and patented nail clipper designed for the cleanest cut, has been refined and improved and is now manufactured in Seki, Japan – the hub of Japanese cutlery production since the mid 13th century. Read full press release PDF
Klhip® Featured in GQ Magazine
26 MARCH 2012
Klhip® is featured in GQ Magazine's Special Issue Style Bible 2012. The feature states, "The people at Klhip completely reengineered the nail clipper using surgical-grade metal. Think of it as overkill - glorious overkill."
Klhip® Wins Wallpaper* Design Award
17 January 2012
Klhip® has won a 2012 Wallpaper* Design Award. The Wallpaper* Design Awards 2012 were announced at an event in London on January 11, 2012. All the winners are featured in the February issue of Wallpaper*, and on the Wallpaper* iPad edition which includes additional exclusive content. Read >
Klhip® Named "One Badass Nail Clipper" by GQ.com
28 June 2011
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The Ultimate Clipper™ from Klhip® Included in Gift Bags for Michael Jordan Celebrity Golf Invitational
28 March 2011
The Ultimate Clipper™ from Klhip®, a luxury, ergonomic nail clipper, will be included in gift bags at the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational golf tournament. The 10th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI), hosted by Las Vegas' ARIA Resort & Casino, takes place on March 31 through April 3.
The Ultimate Clipper is made from stainless steel and features a sleek, ergonomic design. The unique reversed lever gives the user more control and makes trimming nails easy and smooth. This high-end grooming tool is a perfect addition to the VIPs’ existing grooming kits.
“I’m proud that Klhip was chosen as one of the gifts that will be given to many participants as a thank you for their participation,” Klhip Founder Andrew Johnston said. “This is a great charity and our team is very happy to be a part of it.”
Sports and entertainment stars Drew Brees, Wayne Gretzky, Ken Griffey, Jr., Marcus Allen, Mario Lemieux, Mia Hamm, Boris Becker, John Smoltz, Spike Lee, Don Cheadle, Brian Baumgartner and Shannon Elizabeth are among the celebrities scheduled to attend the event. The premier celebrity event for charity gives fans the opportunity to watch some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment, including Michael Jordan himself, play at the exclusive Shadow Creek Golf Course.
Klhip® Patents Precision Nail Trimmer, The Ultimate Clipper™
1 March 2011
Klhip®, a high-end grooming brand has been issued its first U.S. design patent (patent number: D629161) for The Ultimate Clipper™ by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Setting itself apart from traditional nail trimmers, The Ultimate Clipper's proprietary reversed-engineered design gives the user more control, and the falling-rate cam requires far less pressure than traditional clippers. Its modern design and single-blade cutting creates smooth nail edges, eliminating the need for filing afterward and, clippings tend to stay on board.
Klhip has also been issued four other design patents, three from the European Union (patent numbers: 001725334-001, 001725334-002, 001725334-003) issued by The Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market (OHIM), which is responsible for registering trademarks and designs that are valid in all 27 countries of the EU. The fourth is from Japan (patent number: 2010-015736) by the Japan Patent Office. Also, pending are Utility Patents from the U.S., Europe and Japan, as well as two additional U.S. design patents.
"It's exciting to have our first patents issued and to know that the others are pending," Klhip Founder Andrew Johnston said. "We expect 2011 to be a great year for Klhip, as we look to make a big consumer launch in the U.S. and other markets."
Using surgical-grade stainless steel, The Ultimate Clipper is the first nail clipper to be produced with metal-injection molding and is completely manufactured and assembled in the United States. The sturdy, high-quality design allows Klhip to provide a lifetime guarantee (on parts and workmanship).
The Ultimate Clipper™ by Klhip® Receives 2010 GOOD DESIGN Award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum
14 January 2011
The Ultimate Clipper™ from Klhip® (www.klhip.com) has been awarded the 2010 GOOD DESIGN™ award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum. Founded in Chicago in 1950 by architects Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., GOOD DESIGN bestows international recognition upon the world’s most prominent designers and manufacturers for advancing new, visionary and innovative product concepts, invention and originality, and for stretching the envelope beyond what is considered ordinary product and consumer design.
Using surgical-grade stainless steel, The Ultimate Clipper is the first nail clipper to be produced with metal-injection molding and is completely manufactured and assembled in the United States. The sturdy, high-quality design allows Klhip to provide a lifetime guarantee (on parts and workmanship), setting it apart from traditional nail clippers.
With its “reverse engineering,” The Ultimate Clipper from Klhip, allows users to apply pressure directly over the nail. This creates a more comfortable grip and makes clipping easy. It has a sharpened upper blade that cuts so cleanly and precisely that filing isn't necessary.“We are honored to win the GOOD DESIGN Award and feel fortunate to receive this kind of recognition,” Klhip Founder Andrew Johnston said. “We saw the need for an upgrade to a widely-used product, and designed The Ultimate Clipper as a quality, high-end grooming tool that will last.”
Klhip™ chosen as Design Distinction Winner, Consumer Products
26 August 2010
SUN VALLEY, IDAHO - August 26, 2010 - KLHIP™, the maker of The Ultimate Clipper™, has been chosen as a Design Distinction Winner in the Consumer Products category of I.D.'s 2010 Annual Design Review. I.D. Magazine selected the Klhip for this award based on the product's revolutionary design, innovation and superior functionality. Judge Laura Guido-Clark had this to say about the Klhip, "Highly innovative problem solving with a simple pragmatic expression".
Since 1954, I.D. Magazine's Annual Design Review has recognized the best in product design, from the iconic to the obscure. Throughout the years, this annual showcase has chronicled the evolution of design, and highlighted its impact on today's material and visual culture. Contest winners are chosen by a panel of distinguished design professionals and the I.D. Magazine editorial team, and demonstrate a clear survey of the state of design. Some notable recent winners include Apple, Nike, HP and Dyson.
"We are thrilled that the Klhip has been recognized for its revolutionary design, high quality and increased functionality," said Andrew Johnston, founder/CEO of Klhip. "We look forward to building upon the success of the Klhip and introducing additional revolutionary grooming tools."
CONTACT: Andrew Johnston, 888.482.1795 email@example.com
Hovie Creates New Brand Identity for Klhip™, The Ultimate Clipper
SUN VALLEY, IDAHO - Feb 01, 2010 - Seattle graphic design firm, Design Hovie Studios, Inc., has designed the new brand identity and business papers for Klhip™, The Ultimate Clipper. Idaho based Klhip™ is the designer of a streamlined revolutionary nail clipper that will be sold online and in boutiques and spas all over the world. Design Hovie Studios is an international graphic design boutique with offices in Seattle Washington, San Diego California and Milan Italy.
For the new brand, Design Hovie Studios created a clean, bold look with a clipped K letterform to reflect the company's product. The business card further emphasizes this with die cut edge.
The entire project was a two-month process designed by Creative Director Hovie Hawk and designer Paula Vuncannon.
CONTACT: Andrew Johnston, 888.482.1795 firstname.lastname@example.org