For the 130 years of Opinel, the founders of the Big Game studio took the time to answer our question.

Elric Petit, Augustin Scott de Martinville and Grégoire Jeanmonod, BIG GAME Studio

Can you introduce yourselves in a few words?

Big Game is a design studio which we founded in 2004. We share a taste for simple, functional, optimistic objects. What we love most is designing everyday objects.

What is your first Opinel memory?

Opinel is definitely linked to childhood and outdoor activities. The fact that Opinel is now a common name in the Larousse dictionary really means that the Opinel knife is an icon of French popular culture.

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

The brand, in constant evolution, always follows its core values. Since 1890, Opinel has delivered good everyday solutions through high-quality products that are functional and affordable. We completely adhere to these values.

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

At our grandparents’ houses, the folding Nº08 was used to cook as well as to eat. We love this knife, it is handy and comfortable, it has been a household reference since its creation, 130 years ago.

Opinel in three words?

Simple, ingenious, durable.

Photo credit : Kalice Studio