Bolin Webb – Designers of innovative Grooming For Men
July 31, 2018
The design for Bolin Webb razors was originally inspired by the shape and colour of top-end sports cars, from the 1960s AC Cobra for its striking front wing to the detail of a modern-day Aston Martin. Early stage mood boards emphasised shape, colour, excitement and emotion. These were prompts only: the design process was not about replicating an exact shape, but about ultimately finding a form that worked in terms of the balance, curve and the “energy” it projects.
Colour is important. Bolin Webb took time to select and trial different colours for their razors, choosing automotive paints that were distinctive, striking and that captured a spirit and aspirational appeal. Bolin Webb took colour cues from Aston Martini, Lamborghini and Porsche among others, adapting these to these handles to really narrow down to a product range the company is proud of.
The right material choice makes a difference across many dimensions: form, weight, colour, durability, grip, hygiene and cost of production. Bolin Webb uses materials that are fit-for-purpose and tactile, bringing distinct manufacturing processes together in different ways – for example by applying automotive paint to razor handles, or using silicone for their award-winning razor case.
Bolin Webb conceived the R1 handle as an attractive and elegant shaving razor, a tool that men use on a regular basis. There is no reason why we cannot enjoy what we use, both in handling and appearance. So we believe we have designed an ergonomic and appealing handle design that both performs and looks great.
The R1 Jet is one of the first four automotive-inspired R1 colours together with the R1 Alpine, R1 Graphite and R1 Argent.
Adding to the original R1 range, we have created a set of four R1-S handles in vibrant automotive colours: The R1-S Monza Rea, the R1-S Ferrara Yellow, The R1-S Blue 3000 and the R1-S Signal Orange.
The R1 Collection is made in the UK and compatible with Gillette’s Mach3 blade. Presented in a Bolin Webb gift box with one blade cartridge.
The R1 Jet
The R1 Jet – an original Bolin Webb razor. Superior handling for a performance wet shave. This premium razor is engineered to enhance your shaving experience. Admire the automotive paintwork, feel the grip and enjoy the shave.
The R1 Graphite
The R1 Graphite – a sophisticated metallic finish that captures the spirit of great British automotive design. This iconic Bolin Webb razor, with its distinctive curve and tactile grip, combines superior wet shaving performance with design excellence.
The R1 Alpine
The R1 Alpine – a classic white for a clean look. Bolin Webb’s R1 razor design was conceived on the Swiss Alpine slopes. This iconic and award-winning razor is a tribute to that original inspiration.
The R1 Argent
The R1 Argent – an original R1 razor with a refreshing automotive silver finish. Bolin Webb takes a great shave and gives it style. So enjoy a superior wet shave with this award-winning razor.
The R1-S Monza Red
No racing without red. The R1-S range combines the design elegance of the original R1 razor and applies a distinctive automotive colour for a striking and vibrant look. The R1-S Monza Red is our most popular razor, and the name pays tribute to the legendary Italian motor racing track.
The R1-S Blue 3000
A classic tribute. The R1-S range combines the design elegance of the original R1 razor and applies a distinctive automotive colour for a striking and vibrant look. A metallic blue selected by Bolin Webb from the world of automotive colours – a reference to the iconic Austin Healey with its striking blue side panel and elegant curve, showing a design style we like to recognise.
The R1-S Ferrara Yellow Stand out with award-winning design. The R1-S range combines the design elegance of the original R1 razor and applies a distinctive automotive colour for a striking and vibrant look. The name is inspired by Italian province Ferrara, the home to the Lamborghini great automotive marque.
The R1-S Signal Orange
Feel the difference in your hand. The R1-S Orange combines the design elegance of the original R1 razor and applies a distinctive automotive colour for a striking and vibrant look. Signal Orange is without question one of the most distinctive colours of modern racing livery.
The R1 Jack
The R1 Jack – state-of-the-art printing technology captures this striking projection of the iconic symbol of Great Britain, home to Bolin Webb and its award-winning luxury razors. Two icons together, dare we say?
The R1 Glory
The R1 Glory from Bolin Webb. This premium razor design represents one of the world’s most iconic flags – that of the United States of America, a flag also known affectionately as “Old Glory”. The distinctive Stars and Stripes sit comfortably on the elegant curve of Bolin Webb’s R1 razor.
The award-winning X1 luxury razor collection for men raises the bar of innovative grooming design. Distinctive handle ergonomics and Gillette’s Fusion blade combine to give the ultimate wet shave experience each man deserves. It was the curve and detail of Aston Martin cars that helped to form the X1 razor but the inspiration isn’t just car related. For example, the name X1 Eiger Grey refers to the iconic Swiss mountain.
This precision handle comes in five select colours, adding a unique personality to superior shaving performance. The X1 Collection is made in the UK and compatible with Gillette’s Fusion blade. Each Razor is presented in a Bolin Webb gift box with one blade cartridge.
The X1 Cooper Red
A tribute to a classic epoch of motor racing. A distinctive and vibrant addition to the award-winning Bolin Webb collection.
The X1 Ocean Blue
Bolin Webb likes to think the distinctive metallic blue on our prestige X1 razor captures the free spirit of the seas: its mystery, its temper, its calm, its energy. A refreshing finish to complement a performance wet shave.
The X1 Eiger Grey
A fine finish for a close edge, and a reminder of the monumental Swiss mountain of the same name. Bolin Webb started its journey in Switzerland, a country of eye-catching views but also renowned for clever use of material, robust design and clean lines.
The X1 Argent Black
The award-winning razor – innovative design and a performance shave. Tactile, balanced, original. Recognised for design excellence at the prestigious iF Awards in Munich, Germany. A unique shaving solution any serious shaver will appreciate.
The X1 Nero Black Make a statement with this truly masculine razor. Finished in piano and satin blacks, paints also used by some of the UK’s most prestigious automotive marques. An award-winning razor that combines contemporary design with leading blade technology.