Metamorphosis – The New Crystal Glasses by Perrier-Jouët and Analogia Project
Metamorphosis, this collection of six champagne crystal glasses, was designed as part of a collaboration between French champagne house Maison Perrier-Jouët and Andrea Mancuso of Analogia Project.
Each of the crystal glasses – all delicate in form, vibrant in color and exquisitely crafted – were designed to reflect the essence of six different Perrier-Jouët cuvées. “This is a dialogue between nature, champagne, and design,” explains Mancuso. “A glass can tell a story. I tried to create six glasses that would reflect the notes and elements associated with each cuvée.” He adds: “green represents nature, I have used rose for the Rosé cuvées and amber evokes the color of the champagne.”
The starting point for this collection was a crystal glass with two simple green leaves and a gently curved stem – its flowing form inspired by the ‘elegance’, ‘delicacy’ and ‘harmony’ of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut. Another glass base is made up of light-catching amber, with two sheaf-like strands playfully twisting to encase the base of the bowl – designed to embody the ‘personality’, ‘charm’, ‘rarity’ and ‘allure’ of Perrier-Jouët Belle-Epoque.
The sculptural intricacy of the crystal glasses was the result of an innovative process: Mancuso worked with glass artisans at Berengo Studio in Murano, with each glass taking a week to handcraft. Unusually, they were created using a craftsmanship technique known as lost-wax casting.
The Metamorphosis collection was previewed Galerie Perrotin in Tokyo, as part of the festival Designart Tokyo, with each of the six glasses standing on a minimal white plinth made using lost-wax casting techniques. The resulting creations then formed part of a banquet that took place in the luxury restaurant of Pierre Gagnaire, three Michelin-starred French chef and the newest Maison Perrier-Jouët Artisan of the Wild.
Describing how his work embodies “the purest expression of nature”, Mancuso adds: ‘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.”
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