Maison Perrier-Jouët regularly commissions creative talents for their capacity to express the cultural heritage of the champagne House through the prism of the 21st century, as well as their own unique identity. These exclusive artworks and installations inspired are by the House’s heritage and the Art Nouveau movement throughout Maison Belle Epoque.
A WHIMSICAL NEW TASTING RITUAL
HyperNature is British designer Bethan Laura Wood’s dazzling interpretation of Art of the Wild. Taking the form of a vibrant, life-sized tree sculpture, it proposes a whimsical tasting ritual inspired by the meticulous work necessary to turn grapes into champagne and the Art Nouveau movement’s desire to breathe beauty into everyday life.
THE RHYTHM OF THE SEASONS
All’ombra della luce is an installation by Japanese artist and glassmaker Ritsue Mishima, which hangs above the bar of Maison Belle Epoque. The suspended Murano glass disks, recalling champagne bubbles, were inspired by the rhythm of the seasons in the vineyards and the half-light of the cellars.
CRAFTING NATURE INTO ART
In the cellars beneath Maison Belle Epoque where Perrier-Jouët champagne matures, Lost Time by Studio Glithero is a reflection on the timeless ambiance of the silent, underground realm where the miracle of champagne unfolds.
As the Art Nouveau style explores the relationship between man and nature, so do two interactive works by Mischer’Traxler: Ephemera is an ornamental garden that disappears as if by magic when approached; Curiosity Cloud, a sculpture of blown-glass bulbs containing handmade insects that come to life, eliciting a childlike wonder, in the spirit of Art Nouveau.
LUFTWERK SHINES NEW LIGHT ON THE MAISON'S ART NOUVEAU HERITAGE
Maison Perrier-Jouët's new partnership with the Chicago-based artists Luftwerk shines new light on the Maison's Art Nouveau heritage.
Luftwerk has deconstructed Art Nouveau pioneer Emile Gallé’s design down to its constituent layers. Digitally printed onto fabric, these layers cover the surfaces of the installation space, where they are illuminated by shifting cycles of color and light to create a kinetic effect: seeds appear to blow through the air, while flowers bloom. In parallel, illuminated mirrors create an illusion of endlessly expanding space, echoing the atmosphere of the Maison’s labyrinthine cellars beneath the town of Epernay.