A Natural Choice for Perrier-Jouët
Perrier-Jouët House initiates a creative collaboration with Japanese maker Ritsue Mishima.
Every year during Design Miami, the international fair for collectible design, the House of Perrier-Jouët is delighted to continue its partnership with the world of creation and design. In December, for the 2015 event, the House will unveil two unprecedented works by the maker with whom it has initiated a new creative collaboration: Ritsue Mishima. A huge installation along with an original piece will mark the beginning of a creative partnership that will continue until the end of 2016.
The first, All’ombra della luce, is a huge installation, a truly immersive experience in which light and shadow are the protagonists. A second creation – a large blown glass bowl – is dedicated to the ritual of serving champagne. Finally, a third creation, a limited-edition gift set, will be revealed over the course of the year. Each of these works illustrates Perrier-Jouët’s philosophy of champagne: artistic craftsmanship enriched by authenticity, elegance and a genuine fondness for nature and its delights.
The collaboration with Ritsue Mishima was a natural choice for PerrierJouët, entirely in line with its history: it echoes the House’s close bond with nature, the active dialogue it has always maintained with art and design, especially Art Nouveau, and the desire to bring beauty to everyday life. It was also this desire that led the House, in 1902, to entrust the master glassmaker Émile Gallé, celebrated as one of the instigators of the Art Nouveau movement and a renowned botanist, with the creation of bottles decorated with the now famous Japanese anemones for the prestige Belle Epoque cuvée.
In his view, this flower expressed two trends: the Art Nouveau style, which took inspiration from the organic forms of nature, and, at a time when Japan was officially opening up to the West, the influence of the country’s art and civilisation on late 19thcentury artists (“Japonisme”). Ritsue Mishima has adopted glass to express a vision of nature in which harmony is born of the reflections of light over an infinite variety of shapes. Accordingly, with a century between them, the Japanese artist is following in the footsteps of Émile Gallé, continuing this celebration of nature and its wonders and highlighting Perrier-Jouët’s deep ties to the Art Nouveau movement.