Perrier-Jouet Arts Salon
welcomes the new salon members
Recently, the Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon met in The Cadogan Hotel, London, to welcome the new Salon members who will join the panel to award an emerging talent in Contemporary Craft with a substantial sum towards the development of their career.
Launched in January 2013, the concept of the Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon stems from the origins of the Salon in Paris from the mid-1700s, bringing together like-minded people under the roof of an inspiring host to refine tastes, muse on the Arts, inspire and increase knowledge through conversation. The Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon brings to life the original spirit of the Salon, drawing together an eclectic and dynamic group of members to share ideas and debate on developments in the Arts, with a philanthropic goal at its heart. The Salon supports the selection of an annual prize winner who receives a substantial sum and experiences to support him/her in the development of their career. Every Spring guided by Tony Chambers, Editor-in-Chief of Wallpaper* and Chair of the Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon for 2014, the Salon members select a UK-based emerging talent in Contemporary Craft who has been working professionally for no longer than five years. Candidates are nominated by leaders in the fields of Applied Arts and Craft, and the winner’s work best evokes a contemporary interpretation of the Art Nouveau movement, with their inspiration coming from natural forms and organic structures, which are so intrinsic to the Art Nouveau era. A strong sense of craftsmanship and beauty should be at the centre of their work, reflecting the style of Champagne Perrier-Jouët.
The 2013 winner of the Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon Prize was London-based ceramicist Hitomi Hosono. Hitomi’s work is inspired by the natural beauty of plants and flowers, combining dramatic form and movement with sensitively refined details. Her captivating and intricate creations draw upon botanical shapes that she studies in her garden, and recollects from memories of nature during her childhood in Japan. The grant prize has allowed Hitomi to take on an assistant, expand her studio and portfolio, and secure a permanent piece at the British Museum. “It is a true honour to receive the Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon Prize, which will allow me to engage with new and inspiring experiences, and enable me to pursue creative challenges within my craft,” said Hitomi.