Off-White™ invited Victorinox to collaborate on a very special and limited-edition Swiss Army Knife as the hero product of the “Equipment™” project in partnership with Post Archive Faction (PAF). In alignment with creative director and designer Virgil Abloh, the two brands worked for two years to develop this unique Swiss Army Knife. PAF is a South Korean menswear brand launched by Dongjoon Lim and Sookyo Jeong in 2018
ADAM AND EVE. ANDROGYNY. THE BEGINNING.
The design of the blades represents the shapes of ancient tools made from stone and used for cutting, drilling, skinning, and other tasks in prehistoric times. The blades’ rounded edges slightly protrude from the corpus of the pocketknife. The silhouette of the single tools, when positioned in the correct order next to each other, resembles a fig leaf. This allusion to Adam and Eve is linked to the core concept of beginnings. Limited to 3,000 pieces only worldwide, sequential numbering is engraved on the blade.
The theme of the ancient stone tool is also represented by a new material never used before for a Swiss Army Knife., Corian® Solid Surface is a solid, nonporous, homogeneous surfacing material, composed of resin and natural minerals. These minerals are composed of aluminum trihydrate, derived from bauxite, an ore from which aluminum is extracted. Bauxite is a sedimentary rock with a relatively high aluminum content. The Corian® scales are like real stone to the touch, accentuated by their weight, matt surface, and resilience to scratches and wear. The scales are white, complemented by black prints. On the front scale the Victorinox Cross & Shield logo and further iconic symbols representing the heritage of the brand are imprinted, along with the name and the year of this limited edition. On the back scale a series of images represents the evolution from stone to tool.
Veronika Elsener, Chief of Marketing at Victorinox said, “We are excited about the outcome of the Off-White™ c/o Victorinox Limited Edition bringing together Victorinox tradition and knowledge with the young and up-to-date brand Off-White™ representing today’s understanding of urban adventure, an attitude that we share for all of our products”.
The details of the Off-White™ c/o Victorinox Limited Edition knife are –
- blade, large
- blade, small
- wood saw
- key ring
- wire stripper
- bottle opener
- screwdriver, 6mm
- screwdriver, 3mm
- can opener
Suggested Retail Price – CHF 449.- / EUR 479.- / GBP 429.- / USD 479.-
The Off-White™ c/o Victorinox Limited Edition can be purchased worldwide in Victorinox stores and online stores, in Off-White™ stores in London, Milano, Paris and in PAF’s online stores and its store in Seoul. Each item has a lifetime guarantee against any defects in material and workmanship.
Victorinox AG is a worldwide operating fourth generation family business, with its headquarters in Ibach, canton Schwyz, in the heart of Switzerland. This is where the founder of the company Karl Elsener I set up his cutlery business back in 1884 and, a few years later, designed the legendary «Original Swiss Army Knife». The company also produces high-quality household and professional knives, watches, travel gear and fragrances. In 2005, the company took over Wenger SA in Delémont. The Wenger pocket knives were integrated into the Victorinox range in 2013, so that the Wenger product portfolio today consists of watches and travel gear. In 2021, the company with its more than 2100 employees generated sales of CHF 408 million.
Established in 2013, Off-White™ defines the area between black and white as a color. The brand offers seasonal men’s and women’s clothing collections, objects, furniture, and publications. With a design studio based in Milan, Italy, the label harnesses the country’s history and craftsmanship, yet offers a global perspective on design and trends.