The Forge de Laguiole workshop opened its doors in 1987.
It was the culmination of a project dream up by a group of enthusiasts, including politicians and local business people, to reinstate the manufacture of Laguiole knives in the village of Laguiole. Every stage of the knife manufacture is now carried out again in its place of origin. The design of the manufacturing site was entrusted to French designerPhilippe Starck, and it's a perfect reflection of the company philosophy: to successfully combine tradition and innovation. Starck's architectural vision uses glass and aluminum, and features an 18m high gleaming blade soaring into the sky above Laguiole, a symbol of the activity and dynamism of the company.