at design miami/ 2016, perrier-jouët continues its ongoing creative collaborations through an artistic partnership with san francisco-based designer andrew kudless. ‘strand garden’ melds kudless’ research and development in digital craftsmanship with perrier-jouët’s historic ties to the art nouveau era. the installation comprises three screens of curving, tree trunk-like forms that delineate an intimate central space. each strand is illuminated from within by light that subtly changes in intensity and filters through the semi-translucent panels.

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‘strand garden’ melds digital craftsmanship with motifs from the art nouveau period
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within the inner garden, visitors find a host of kudless’ other design creations that investigate the champagne-making process, as well as the signature materials involved in its making. interlocking benches are treated with robotically-milled oak tops that refer to perrier-jouët’s riddling racks and wine presses. their concrete legs have been treated to mimic the chalk that shelters the maison’s cellars and nourishes its vines. a clear bioplastic glowing table at the center of the space evokes the clarity and vibrant bubbles of perrier-jouët’s wines.

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perrier-jouët continues its ongoing creative collaborations at design miami/ 2016
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on this table sits ‘marc metamorphosis’, an ice bucket designed by kudless that furthers the installation’s overall relationship to champagne. kudless 3D printed ground chardonnay skins to create the centerpiece, whose rippled petal form aesthetically mimics the wrinkled skin of a raisin. ‘I was interested in the way that strands, fibers, branches and vines were applied across every aspect of art nouveau, from paintings to architecture,’ kudless describes. ‘the curving strand motif evokes nature and movement over time.’

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each strand is illuminated from within by light that subtly changes in intensity
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the installation artistically illustrates perrier-jouët’s philosophy of champagne-making
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light filters through each of the semi-translucent, digitally fabricated panels
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a garden of organically shaped ‘vines’ leads visitors to an intimate interior space
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the materials used explore the champagne-making process 
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interlocking sheets create a grove of curving forms within design miami/
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interlocking benches are treated with robotically-milled oak tops
image courtesy of perrier-jouët

kudless has 3D printed ground chardonnay skins to create an ice bucket centerpiece
image courtesy of perrier-jouët


perrier-jouët and andrew kudless at design miami/ 2016



project info:


design: andrew kudless
programming: clayton muhleman
concrete: concreteworks
3D printing: emerging objects
screen assembly: sitou akolly, marianna munguia-chang, mengjie (tina) shen, xiaoxue (amy) guo, sam villasenor, armughan faruqi, taylor metcalf
prototyping: anh vu, ania burlinska
carpentry: ania burlinska, james seckelman, emery cohen



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