A story of Swiss inventiveness

We take you inside Victorinox’s cutting-edge factory in Ibach

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When Karl Elsener first opened a cutlery workshop in 1884, his compact knife quickly became one of the most iconic and enduring pieces of design in the world. The same spirited commitment to innovation lives on at Victorinox’s factory in Ibach, where generations of families have worked for the past 130 years.

In this perfectly pitched little film, as charming as the valley the Swiss Army Knife manufacturer calls home, factory worker Yvonne takes us on a personal tour of its super-efficient complex. Director Cat Botibol’s clever pacing and graphics, combined with the factory’s colourful characters and their tales of invention, make this a lively portrait of Victorinox.

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