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DESIGN MIAMI/ 2016 STRAND GARDEN BY ANDREW KUDLESS

Strand Garden installation is the three screens of curving 8' strands - evoking tree trunks or vines - that mark out a central area. Each strand is illuminated from within by light that gently swells and fades, first appearing solid but slowly revealing its hollow form as the light intensifies.

The second creation is the robotically-milled oak tops of the interlocking benches evoke Perrier-Jouët's riddling racks and wine presses, while the concrete of the legs has been specially treated to resemble the chalk that shelters the Maison's cellars and nourishes    its vines.                                                                                                                         The glowing table at the center of the space shares the same organic strand motif, in a clear bio-plastic that conjures up glass. Illuminated from within, each of its filaments sparkles in the light to evoke the radiant clarity and fine, vibrant bubbles of Perrier-Jouët's distinctive wines.

Lastly, Kudless's extraordinary ice bucket design takes the organic relationship with champagne to the limit. He has 3D-printed ground Chardonnay skins to create a piece entitled The Perrier-Jouët Marc Metamorphosis: a tribute to the crystalline freshness, subtlety and sophistication of Perrier-Jouët's Belle Epoque cuvée.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

"I was interested in the way that strands, fibers, branches and vines were applied across every aspect of Art Nouveau, from paintings to architecture." Andrew Kudless 

Andrew Kudless created his design studio Matsys in 2004. His work – which has been exhibited in the United States, Great Britain, France, Japan and China and is part of the permanent collections of the Centre Pompidou, the FRAC Centre and SFMOMA – explores a territory at the crossroads of architecture, engineering, biology and computation. Inspired by organic forms, his creations are rooted in his notion of digital craftsmanship: the way in which cutting-edge technology can be used to foster unique and unpredictable artistic creations.

DISCOVER DESIGN MIAMI/ 2016

PATRON OF CONTEMPORARY DESIGN

PERRIER-JOUËT PATRON OF CONTEMPORARY DESIGN

Every year, Perrier-Jouët seeks out exciting young designers to embark on a unique collaboration in celebration of beauty and infusing art into everyday life.

 Each original creation is revealed to the world’s most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics at DESIGN MIAMI/, the global forum and premier venue for art, design, culture and lifestyle - before becoming part of Perrier-Jouët’s prestigious private collection at the Maison Belle Epoque in Epernay, Champagne.

 Perrier-Jouët has been the official champagne partner of DESIGN MIAMI/ since 2012. As well as supporting the international design fair with its commissioned creations, the House brings its style and spirit to the opening night, press reception and collectors’ lounge and plays host at VIP events and selected parties organized by the artistic community.