We just love this simple and colourful design of Tsubota Pearl’s hard-edge lighters. They introduced the design in 1999 when contemporary lighter design had moved towards streamlined and decorative forms. Tsubota Pearl took a contrarian approach to introduce an unergonomic lighter with minimal ‘hard’ outlines, emphasising its objectness. This was an outcome of multiple efforts to strip all decoration for function — the simple shape of the lighter is what emerged from this investigation. The Hard-edge has since become an iconic item in Tsubota Pearl’s product line over the past 60 years.