Lister - clippers

Improving products through appearance design and ergonomics

Lister Shearing is the largest and longest established manufacturer of shearing and clipping equipment in the world. They approached Design Futures to produce a versatile and lightweight clipper aimed at the larger animal market -including horses and cattle.

We felt that good ergonomics were essential as this product is aimed at a wide user group -ranging from younger stable hands to burly farmers. To accommodate this range we created a form that is narrow in section but is tapered to allow a wide range of users to have full control of the clipper.

As part of the development activities, weight distribution was also carefully considered and the layout of the main components was optimised to produce a balanced product with excellent handling characteristics.

We created an appearance to reflect a modern and dynamic product, but one that sits comfortably within Lister’s traditional established range.