This year, Maison Perrier-Jouët celebrates the anniversary of a flower that has become not only a symbol but also an inspiration. The Japanese anemone, created 120 years ago by Emile Gallé, one of the pioneers of Art Nouveau, perfectly embodies the relationship with art and nature that has been rooted in the history of the House since 1811.
To commemorate this occasion, Perrier-Jouët will unveil its collaboration with artist Garance Vallée at Unique Design x Paris, a nomadic platform presenting a new generation of international artists and designers, during its Paris edition, from October 19 to 23, 2022.
This new creation ‘Planted Air’ is a reinterpretation of the ecosystem of the Champagne vineyard. An actor in this universal biodiversity, you are invited to follow a path through the vines. Garance Vallée has created a microcosm in which each vine stock is a sculpture, which appears firmly rooted in the chalk-rich terroir of the Champagne region. Each vine reaches upwards with the vertical élan of nature from the earth to the sky.
Freely inspired by nature, the curves and arabesques of ‘Planted Air’ anchor the installation in a contemporary vision of Art Nouveau. The artist chose authentic materials crafted by artisans: the solid blocks of limestone, sculpted by hand, are an evocation of the Champagne terroir, while the wrought iron, painstakingly hammered by a specialist craftsman, recalls the gates of the Maison Belle Epoque in Epernay.
Alongside the exhibition, the House will be present at the Hôtel de Crillon for two exclusive dinners created by Boris Campanella, Executive Chef of the Crillon, and Pierre Gagnaire, 3-star Michelin Chef and ambassador of the Champagne House. These exclusive experiences combining art, nature, champagne and gastronomy in the refined setting of the Hôtel de Crillon will take place on 18 and 19 October 2022. During these two evenings, held in a private room in the Paris luxury hotel, guests will have privileged access to:
– The discovery of Perrier-Jouët’s Art Nouveau collection: a selection of exceptional pieces have made the trip from Epernay to Paris for the occasion, including furniture signed by Emile Gallé, a reproduction of the original magnum decorated by the artist and some of his sketches, exquisite champagne glasses, and a work by Toulouse-Lautrec, as well as a number of treasures from the House archives;
– A preview of the installation ‘Planted Air‘ by Garance Vallée at Unique Design x Paris;
– A gastronomic dinner by Boris Campanella, Executive Chef of the Hôtel de Crillon, and Pierre Gagnaire, 3-star Michelin Chef and ambassador of the Champagne House, to reveal the floral style and elegance of Perrier-Jouët wines, which inspired Emile Gallé 120 years ago.