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2006 - 2007
Foundation of the brand PassionFrance® Registration of trademark rights
Wolfgang Lantelme, owner
Sabine Eigner, office Darmstadt, Sales Germany, Switzerland & Austria
Jo, chef d'atelier
... and the mascot "Püppi-Sebigboss"
Projects - Design Awards - Mentions
2009 INTERNATIONAL-KNIFE-AWARD by IWA Nürnberg:
1st prize in the COOK'S KNIVES-category for the "K-SABATIER édition PassionFrance" chef's knife created together with the French manufacturer K-SABATIER
2010 INTERNATIONAL-KNIFE-AWARD IWA Nürnberg: The LAGUIOLE-PassionFrance® design by Robert Beillonnet, double Meilleur Ouvrier de France (mof²)wins the INTERNATIONAL KNIFE AWARD and gets honored with the distinction KNIFE OF THE YEAR 2010
2012 Reconstruction of the LAGUIOLE-DROIT / also called LAGUIOLE of 1850
The genesis of the LAGUIOLE was different from what is told in legends. In collaboration with the historian Christian Lemasson and based on the illustrations of the encyclopedia by Emile Pagé 1896, PassionFrance® reconstructed this first LAGUIOLE born in Laguiole around 1850 and manufactures it in its atelier with the authentic, forged oval mouche and a simply decorated resort as it was originally was in use untill 1900. In 2020 we created a small version with a handle length of 9cm.
2013 - 2014
Histoire du couteau de Laguiole by Christian Lemasson Thomas Mößer and Wolfgang Lantelme translated this standard work into German. Title DAS LAGUIOLE-MESSER.
2015 - 2017
Cooperation with Robert Beillonnet, double "Meilleur Ouvrier de France" :
Creation / redefinition of the ALPIN & LONDON models. Creation of the LAGUIOLE-PassionFrance® in 12cm size Creation / reconstruction of the SEURRE
2016 - 2021 New models in the atelier PassionFrance® in Thiers :
Agenais, Petit-Alpin Design Robert Beillonnet, Basque-Yatagan, Donjon, London - Gwalarn, Mineur, Poisson-Culot, Saint-Amans, Vendetta, Yssingeaux
Translation of the standard work Legende LAGUIOLE of Christian Lemasson into German by Wolfgang Lantelme. German title LEGENDE LAGUIOLE.
2010 MESSER-MAGAZIN Die Taschenmesser Frankreichs Part 1, Knives from the north of France, by Oliver Lang
2010 MESSER-MAGAZIN Die Taschenmesser Frankreichs Part 2, Knives from the South of France, by Oliver Lang
2010 DER FEINSCHMECKER
Thiers, capital of cutlery of France. A travel report byRalf Frädtke with Wolfgang Lantelme to Thiers. Photos Jörg Lehmann
The LAGUIOLE-PassionFrance®, designed by Robert Beillonnet, Winner of the International Knife Award Nürnberg / IWA 2010 and "Knife of the Year" Photos and text Oliver Lang
A "PIEMONTAIS" from the 13th century, Rekonstruktion by Yannik Epiard for PassionFrance® Photos und text Oliver Lang
VISIER-SPEZIAL "SCHNEIDEN WIE GOTT IN FRANKREICH", A report about french pocket knives Photos and text Matthias Recktenwald
2012 EXCALIBUR, France
"PassionFrance®, une passion pour le couteau régional" de Gérard Pacella A report about PassionFrance® in the french knives magazin EXCALIBUR
2017 DIE PIRSCH
A report about PassionFrance® and its new knives ALPIN, LAGUIOLE, LONDON and SEURRE designed by Robert Beillonnet (mof²) Photos and text by Sascha Numßen
A report about the new knives ALPIN, LAGUIOLE, LONDON and SEURRE designed by Robert Beillonnet (mof²) Photos and text by Stefan Schmalhaus
2017 VISIER 12/2017
A report about the series LUXE of PassionFrance®, designed by Robert Beillonnet (mof²): ALPIN, LAGUIOLE, LONDON and SEURRE. Photos and text by Matthias Recktenwald
2017 Barber's Quarterly
A visit in the showroom of PassionFrance® Photos and text by Ralph Kunz
A corkscrew test. The LAGUIOLE-PassionFrance® gets 5 stars.
2019 Rope Dye
Report about PassionFrance® and ist knives Bilder und Text von Mathew Oliver Wilson