In order to celebrate the brand anniversary, we asked some questions to the photographer Aurélie Jeannette.


Can you introduce yourself in a few words?

I am a culinary and lifestyle photographer, but prior to this I was a chef at restaurants in Grasse, in Centuri in Corsica and at an oil mill in Grasse. I love food, nature and meeting people. I own beehives and will soon have a permaculture vegetable garden.

What is your first Opinel memory?

When I was a kid, my grandfather used to craft whistles from the wood of hazel trees with the Opinel he always kept in his pocket.

Many think Opinel is synonymous with expertise and something to be passed on. What values does Opinel convey to you?

Design simplicity, sharing, and respect for nature.

If you could only choose one Opinel, which would it be?

The Nº08, which is always in my bag, or the vegetable knife Nº114 with its curved blade that is always by my side.

Opinel in three words?

Simple, timeless, familiar.

Photo credit : Aurélie Jeannette