Where form meets function

Thanks to our friends at Denim Demon, we know a little about Sami culture. For that reason, and for a regular guys love of dangerous objects, the Sami Knife Exhibition at the Saint-Etiene Biennale 2010 caught our attention.

Design Boom reports that the exhibition was mounted to bring attention to the past, present, and future of the “Leuku” (the traditional Sami knife). Curated by Simo Heikkilä, this exhibition finds Leuku knives reinterpreted by top designers like Konstantin Grcic and Jasper Morrison.  The intent is to reinvigorate interest in the craft aspect of knife production and highlight individual aesthetics against a tide of mass production.

More images of Sami Knives appear after the jump.

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