Philips Museum Showcases 75 Years of Shavers

You may be surprised to learn that not only does Philips have a museum located in the Netherlands, but they’ve also been making probably the best electric shavers for 75 years. Their latest exhibition entitled “75 years of Philips shavers”, ended at the beginning of this year. The Philips museum is located in Eindhoven, Netherlands, and has a rotating exhibition each year. The shaver exhibition showcased electric shavers from 1939 and onwards.

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Philishave poster

The exhibition contained many examples of Philips electric shavers from the past. The exhibit was also full of posters, and photographs. There were ads and advertising to have a look at. The exhibition also had film viewings, including the launch of their app game called Mission Eureka. This is an innovative and interactive game that allows you to play on the iPad. Learn and test your knowledge of over 100 years of Philips innovations.

Philips started making shavers in 1939 in the Strijp S complex in Eindhoven. The shaver was originally created by engineer Alexandre Horowitz. This set the stage for further personal grooming products, and household and medical products in the future. In the beginning, Philips management didn’t see a feature in personal grooming products, and wanted to go in a different direction. But after trying the new products for themselves they saw the light, and sales escalated. In the 1950s Philips convinced the American and European markets that these electric shavers were the wave of the future. Hence, there was explosive growth for Philips. Eventually, the electric shaver would become one of their best-selling products ever.

Since then, Philips has sold over 600 million electric shavers worldwide, and more than two billion shaver heads have been manufactured. Their production and innovation centers are in Drachten, while their marketing division remains in Amsterdam.

If you’ve ever wondered at the process for creating a new shaver, the exhibition’s prototypes may be of interest to you. There were also some rare “special editions” only offered for a limited release, and in certain regions.

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Philips old electric shavers

Philips didn’t get ahead of the market by manufacturing a shoddy product. They have taken great care to create an attractively-designed product that’s also high-quality. They use sophisticated marketing practices. Their brand has been around for 100 years.

After viewing this exhibition you may be wondering what Philips has planned next. Is it possible to have made everything possible in an electric shaver? Apparently not. Philips’s latest shaver offering, the Shaver 9000 series was featured, allowing fans of the Philips brand to see the latest model up close and personal, before being offered on the market. The best electric shaver on the market today from Philips is the Philips Norelco 1280X/47 SensoTouch 3D.

Over the years, Philips has designed and created many great new innovations. Some of the activities and events focussed on these topics at the museum. It’ll be interesting to keep an eye on Philips’s latest electric cordless shaver products, as well as their other product lines. You can still download their app game as well, and see for yourself how they truly remain one of the top players in the electric cordless shaver market today.

New York Museums

New York is one of the major cities in the world that everyone aspires to visit at least once in their lifetimes. New York has many activities to keep tourists occupied. From trying genuine Italian pizza, to riding the subway, and seeing the Statue of Liberty, the traveler’s agenda can be busy. New York is split into many different regions such as Brooklyn, Harlem, and Manhattan, and it can be difficult finding the time seeing all the sites. Plus, you don’t want to miss out on the museums. The museums of New York are some of the best the world has to offer, with fine art, antiquities, and artifacts carefully preserved. The following four museums are essential sites to add to your New York touring itinerary.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest of its kind in the USA, and the tenth largest in the world. The Met has many exciting exhibitions currently showing, and coming later this year. Many exhibitions focus on cultural artwork from around the world. Examples of cultural exhibitions include: Warriors and Mothers Mbembe Art, Bazm and Razm in Persia. The Sultans of Decca, the Asian Art collection, and the Plains Indians. Van Gogh’s Irises and Roses paintings can be viewed starting in May. There’s a little bit of something for everyone to capture your interest here.

MOMA – Museum of Modern Art

MOMA - Museum of Modern Art

MOMA – Museum of Modern Art

The MOMA has a world-class collection of modern painters, craftsmen, and artists from around the world. It’s located in the mid-town Manhattan region of the city. Exhibitions range from paintings, fabric, sculptures, drawings, and art installments, to film and photographs. Aspects of life are captured, from architecture, to emigration, and music. If a human made it, it may end up here. An art lab allows children to create their own masterpieces. Watch some great film documentaries here.

American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is also located in Manhattan. It has a vast collection focusing on the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms of the earth. Current exhibits examine how lifeforms can live in the most inhospitable regions of the earth. Natural disasters from the past are examined. A space show examines the earth’s place in the universe. An exhibition about the history of disease can be viewed, as well as the natural history of the world, including real dinosaur bones, and precious gems and minerals. A butterfly conservatory can be visited to view many beautiful varieties of butterfly in the garden.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

You’ll be able to get up close and personal with genuine masterpieces that you can only dream about owning in your own home. The Guggenheim Museum is host to works by Kandinsky, Picasso, and Cezanne. Frank Lloyd Wright designed many of the structures and buildings in New York City. This exhibition brings out materials from the archives to pay homage to him. There are highlights from the Hugo Boss Prize 2015. There is also an exhibition of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian’s artistic renderings.