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filigran / pliers


"filigran" are pliers optimized for special working processes. Their prior use seeks to hold and fasten certain parts during accurate tasks. Power is generated solely by the index and the middle finger pushing a two-finger handle. Due to the frequent and variable use of these fingers in our daily life the fingers are able to perform both powerful and controlled motions. The pressure is executed perpendicular from the two-finger-grip along a spring-loaded guide rail. The plier jaws are parallel to each other enabling to hold workpieces safe and secure.


Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee

Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee
Berlin, Germany

Prof. Helmut Staubach


Schilte, Simon

Schilte, Simon
Berlin, Germany

Simon Schilte