PinExt - One billion and counting: Why the scissors in your kitchen are a work of genius

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( CNN) You likely distinguish decorator Olof Backstrom’s classic orange-handled scissors.

But you may not know this: In Bckstrm’s homeland of Finland, the scissors are so iconic that their 50 th birthday is being celebrated with a special exhibition at the Helsinki Design Museum.