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This November, Maison Perrier-Jouët will make an exciting contribution to the DesignMiami/ global forum via an exclusive #partnership with American designer and architect Andrew Kudless. In his DesignMiami/ debut, Kudless will present visionary works founded on the notion of digital craftsmanship. The pieces – which include a large-scale installation made from oak veneer screens, a table constructed using 3-D printed plastic, a bench inspired by the chalk walls of Perrier-Jouët’s wine cellars and an ice bucket crafted using a grape skin powder base – were inspired by the organic process of wine-making and embody a reflection on nature, craftsmanship and technology.
“Working with Maison Perrier-Jouët has been very interesting for me because it provided a link between the historic Art Nouveau movement and my work,” says Kudless. “As an artist I am interested in more emergent elements that are out of my control. This also applies to the wine-making process, where so many factors affect each year’s harvest. Learning to skillfully overcome external challenges while still producing a high-quality outcome is what merges the two crafts.”
Perrier-Jouët is an iconic #champagne house with an exceptional vineyard. It is known for the finesse, floral and elegant notes of its wines, fashioned with the expertise of only seven Cellar Masters since its foundation in 1811. Since its 1902 collaboration with Art Nouveau pioneer Emile Gallé, creator of the anemone #design for the house’s Belle Epoque prestige cuvée, Perrier-Jouët has commissioned work from established and emerging artists including Daniel Arsham, Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, Miguel Chevalier, Makoto Azuma, Tord Boontje, Studio Glithero and Simon Heijdens and more recently Tord Boontje, Vik Muniz, mischer’traxler and Ritsue Mishima.
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