Zippo 1933

A non-branded Zippo like lighter, bought from an old man in a flea-market in California, A Zippo, ordered from Zippo, Made in U.S.A, A Dehoo, purchased from a small local shop in California, Made in China. Originality is key to collectors, but as an industrial designer, a moment when 3 different 'brands' co-exist, a moment when metal extracted from nowhere, U.S.A and China, formed almost the same forms and fire up the same flames, is more meaningful to capture and collect. *Zippo produced the first Zippo lighter in early 1933, and it became popular in the United States military, especially during World War II

A non-branded Zippo like lighter, bought from an old man in a flea-market in California,
A Zippo, ordered from Zippo, Made in U.S.A 
A Dehoo, purchased from a small local shop in California, Made in China.
Originality is key to collectors, but as an industrial designer, a moment when 3 different 'brands' co-exist, a moment when metal extracted from nowhere, U.S.A and China, formed almost the same forms and fire up the same flames, is more meaningful to capture and collect.

*Zippo produced the first Zippo lighter in early 1933, and it became popular in the United States military, especially during World War II.

This project is on COLORS magazine LAB and it's part of the 'Origin' project

by Feng Haoyu
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