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Mancuso will present a reinterpretation of the Maison’s Art Nouveau heritage through a new and unexpected champagne experience. The outcome of this exciting new partnership will be unveiled at Design Miami/ from the 3rd December.
With a shared desire to infuse life with contemporary creation, Maison Perrier-Jouët and Design Miami/ joined forces eight years ago to give visibility to emerging artists and designers on this international platform. As part of this partnership, Maison Perrier-Jouët commissions creative talents for their capacity to express the cultural heritage of the House through the prism of the 21st century, as well as their own unique identity.
For this collaboration, Italian designer Andrea Mancuso’s work is infused with Maison Perrier-Jouët’s 200-year legacy. The House’s special attachment to art and nature can be traced back to its foundation in 1811, the most emblematic expression of which can be found in the anemone motif created for the House in 1902 by Emile Gallé, one of the masters of Art Nouveau. Loyal to the ethos of this artistic movement, the designer’s creations for the House are inspired by nature and unite traditional craftsmanship with modern technology.
Mancuso uses design as a means to distort reality and stimulate curiosity by intercepting the familiar with the unexpected, interacting with the viewer on an emotional level. This unique approach to reimagining the world mirrors Maison Perrier-Jouët’s Art of the Wild: the universe as seen by the House, where vivid, joyful nature re-enchants the everyday. “My work for Maison Perrier-Jouët embodies Art of the Wild, which to me is the purest expression of nature; nature at its best,” says Mancuso.
Every object, installation and interior designed by Mancuso transports the viewer through history, culture, time and space. Combining craft with technology, the past with the present and reality with fantasy is a defining character of Mancuso’s narrative work. “My design is like Perrier-Jouët champagne: it tells stories, creates surprises and conveys emotions,” he explains.
He continues, “My encounter with Maison Perrier-Jouët is an ongoing conversation. A wonderful, inspirational dialogue about wine, of course, but also a shared vision of re-enchanting the world with reinvented nature.”
Andrea Mancuso’s multifaceted collaboration with Maison Perrier-Jouët is a vibrant new chapter in the House’s creative story that will be unveiled at Design Miami/ from 3rd December 2019.