Maison Perrier-Jouët X Andrea Mancuso at Design Miami/2019
WITH METAMORPHOSIS, PERRIER-JOUËT EXPANDS ITS DIALOGUE BETWEEN NATURE, CHAMPAGNE AND DESIGN TO OFFER A NEW, ARTISTIC TASTING RITUAL.
Maison Perrier-Jouët renews the dialogue between nature, champagne, and design with Metamorphosis: a collection of six glasses and a champagne bowl by Italian designer Andrea Mancuso, of Analogia Project. It will be on display in a singular setting throughout Design Miami/ 2019. This collaboration is infused with Maison Perrier-Jouët’s vision of reinvented nature. It forms part of an artistic tasting ritual, exploring the metamorphoses of nature and the way the House transforms grapes into champagne using over 200 years of savoir-faire.
MANCUSO’S NARRATIVE DESIGN BRINGS PERRIER-JOUËT CUVEES TO LIFE
Following his conversation with Maison Perrier-Jouët Cellar Master Hervé Deschamps, Mancuso found that the six cuvees in the collection have, each, a unique history and personality, which he has interpreted with a dedicated glass. “Perrier-Jouët champagne isn’t simply aromas and flavours: it is also a catalyst for stories, surprises and emotions.” Just like his designs.
Hervé Deschamps adds: “The Perrier-Jouët non-vintage cuvees are captured with the unbridled growth of blooming nature, with roots and leaves climbing up the stem to embrace the bowl of the glass. Whereas developed nature is interpreted with elegant, structured lines to evoke the Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque cuvees”. Meanwhile, the champagne bowl recalls the iconic anemone flower designed for the House in 1902 by Emile Gallé, a Master of Art Nouveau.
AN IMMERSIVE INSTALLATION TO STEP INTO THE HOUSE
At Design Miami/ 2019, Metamorphosis is presented in a spectacular setting that connects the House’s vineyards with its cellars and the champagnes themselves. The immersive scenography was inspired by Mancuso’s visit to Epernay, where he was moved by the ethereal atmosphere of the shadowy silence he discovered in the cellars, and the vibrant colours and light of the House’s vineyards. His interpretation of this experience aims to stimulate the curiosity of the viewer and interact with them by intercepting the familiar with the unexpected. The shape of each of the 11,000 mounted ceramic pieces recalls bottles maturing in the cellars, while the palette forms an image of the Perrier-Jouët vineyard during the harvest. The collection of glasses is displayed across six alcoves, theatrically presented on stands made using lost-wax casting. This unique installation was realised alongside two Italian ceramicists: Alessio Sarri and Nuevoforme.
The Metamorphosis collection of glassware forms part of a new artistic champagne experience that captures “the whole, complex, creative story of Maison Perrier-Jouët told through ritualistic objects and actions”, adds Mancuso.
Metamorphosis embodies Art of the Wild – the extravagant universe seen by Maison Perrier-Jouët to re-enchant the everyday through the presence of unbridled nature. This vision is shared by Andrea Mancuso, who describes Art of the Wild as the most beautiful, purest expression of nature.