Opinel Launches Limited-Edition Artist IV Nature Collection
November 16, 2023
French heritage brand collaborates with three international artists for bi-annual limited-edition folding knife collection
CHICAGO, Ill. – November 16, 2023 /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Opinel USA is pleased to announce the launch of its latest Artist Series Collection, No.08 Artist IV Nature, a thematic, limited-edition folding knife collection released in collaboration with three artists showcasing aspects of nature through differing origins and inspirations.
For this newest Artist Series Collection, Opinel collaborated with artists Rommy González, MioSHe, and Perrine Honoré to design three classic No.08 Opinel folding knives embodying
each artist’s unique and intricate design on the knives’ sustainably-harvested Hornbeam handles. Whether in their artistic practices and processes, or in the use of natural elements in their compositions, nature is the primary inspiration of the collection.
Originally from Santiago de Chile, Rommy González is a Berlin-based visual artist and illustrator whose work is focused on the interpretation of nature and finding an intersection between art and science. Her visual language is inspired by botanical and scientific illustration, creating her own imaginary landscapes.
With her design, González presents an inspired expression of nature, showcasing the complex forms of fungi. A combination of astonishing beauty and exquisite flavors that delight our senses, the colorful artwork invites us to open our perception and connect with nature. The knife showcases a numbered stainless steel blade.
French artist Antoine Martinet dit MioSHe is a muralist whose work has appeared in public spaces around the world for over a decade. His work explores the relationship between human, urban, and natural elements and the space in which they are inscribed.
Honoring nature in his design, MioSHe created a silhouette inspired by “Vrikshasana,” the yogic tree pose. Based loosely on Selene, Goddess of the Full Moon, the knife’s design represents the strength of her posture and its ability to transform. The knife showcases a numbered stainless steel blade with matte black PVD finish.
Perrine is a French illustrator and muralist based in Barcelona. With a creative practice spanning fields such as urban art, textile patterns, artistic direction, branding, and jewelry creations, Honoré favors Illustration for the greater freedom of expression it provides.
Exploring a global and colorful visual style that sits between abstract and figurative, her design reveals a variety of natural elements that highlights Honoré‘s festive and colorful aesthetic, building a critical universe where madness and spontaneity prevail, much like in nature. The knife showcases a numbered stainless steel blade.
- Made in France
- Sustainably-harvested Hornbeam handles
- Each knife comes with a customized gift box designed to match the knife
- Rommy González design: 700 units available in the U.S.
- MioSHe design: 600 units available in the U.S.
- Perrine Honoré design: 700 units available in the U.S.
- MSRP: $49 – $55
ABOUT OPINEL USA
Based in the French Alps, Opinel has been making pocket knives and kitchen tools in France since 1890. The brand launched its US subsidiary in 2016. To view the collection, visit www.opinel-usa.com or follow @opinelusa.