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The FORGE DE LAGUIOLE designer collection is composed of knives created by the greatest French designers and architects as well as chefs and fashion designers. These creative minds bring contemporary knife design to life with clean lines and an understated elegance.

Most people, French or not, have heard of the legendary forged blades of Laguiole (Aubrac) that transform their pocket knives or table ware into exceptional objects of beauty and art. These wonderfully crafted accessories have given Forge de Laguiole, the Aubrac region and Aveyron worldwide fame.

Designer collection

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  • Philippe STARCK

    Multi-awarded designer

    The son of an aeronautics engineer, Starck likes to cut, paste and create objects. He created the company Starck Product and became one of the most famous contemporary French designers in the world. And for a good reason: Philippe Starck is at home in all areas of design from furniture design to ...

  • Andrée PUTMAN

    Free spirit

    Before giving a purposefully feminine touch to the Laguiole knife collection, Andrée Putman was a pianist just like her mother

    At the age of nineteen, she received the First Harmony Prize of the Conservatory in Paris. An iconoclast by nature, Andrée started working as a messenge...

  • ORA ITO

    Iconoclastic designer

    The career path of Ora-Ito is unusual and this rarity is reflected in this exclusive Laguiole knife collection

    After working in a design school, he got fired and Ito Morabito decided to start painting. At 19 years old, the designer drew virtual objects of big brands, such as Nike trainers, Vuitton back p...

  • Michel et Sébastien BRAS

    Michel Bras was born in Gabriac, in Aveyron, France, in 1946. He attended grammar school in Espalion, a stone’s throw from the family hotel and restaurant “Lou Mazuc”, in Laguiole. He was fascinated by both Aubrac and cuisine. Right out of school, his mother introduced him to local culinary traditions, and their collaboration continues.It ...

  • Christian GHION

    Gifted

    Christian Ghion is considered to be one of the greatest designers of his generation. His career includes a series of happy encounters, especially the one with Forge de Laguiole

    Christian Ghion studied Law from 1976 to 1981. In 1982 he met architect Patrick Nadeau and together they founded the Ghion-Nadeau practice. Thr...

  • Jean-Michel WILMOTTE

    Architect

    Jean-Michel Wilmotte studied interior design at the Camondo School of Interior Design in Paris. Just two years after graduating, he founded his own agency in Paris in 1975

    His style influenced a number of personalities including François Mitterrand, who asked him to design part of his private apartments in the Elys...

  • Matali CRASSET & Pierre HERME

    Concern for comfort

    With her ‘bowl’ haircut and her desire to make life more comfortable, Matali Crasset enters the world of international design including that of Laguiole knives.

    Initially this industrial designer who hails from Châlons-en-Champagne was called Nathalie and headed for a career in marketing. She changed ...

  • Eric RAFFY

    Multidisciplinary

    Influenced by a passion for Asia. Originally from Bordeaux, Eric Raffy founded his architecture and design company in 1986

    Fascinated by Asian culture, Raffy founded subsidiaries in Malaysia and Hong Kong. He also has an agency in Paris. Eric Raffy works together with his wife, Nadine. They are both committe...

  • C+B LEFEBVRE

    A stylish and surprising duo

    Catherine & Bruno Lefebvre, a duo that created two collections of designer knives.

    Before launching their agency, Catherine and Bruno Lefebvre worked separately for 7 years; Catherine is a graduate of the Grenoble School of Architecture and worked as a design manager at Skis Rossignol SA. Brun...

  • ROUTARD pocket knife

    Globetrotter Knife

    This knife is the result of collaboration with Guide du Routard and will accompany you on all your travels

    The traditional bee is replaced by a globe. Pocket knife, 11cm, amourette wood handle, blade made from corrosion resistant polished steel.