Phillippe Starck Forge de Laguiole Pocket Knife

Philippe Starack Forge de Laguiole knife

The Laguiole knife is not a knife that is exclusive to one brand or company, but is a type of knife that originated in the town of Laguiole in France at the beginning of the 19th century.   Beginning life as a pocket knife made of extremely high quality materials that had a locking blade, a slim elegant  handle and a logo of a bee, the Laguiole knife has been a household name in France for over a century.  In 1987, the Laguiole knife manufacturer Forge de Laguiole commissioned Phillippe Starck to design a new building for them.  As well as designing their building, Forge de Laguiole also commissioned Starck to design an updated version of the Laguiole knife which instantly became a design icon and was chosen by the Colbert Committee for exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt Museum as part of the “Art of Living in France: 1789 to 1989″. Today, the aluminium pocket knife by STARCK is part of the permanent collection “Design at MOMA” of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

On The Fly: $285Made in France


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