This $5,000 Perrier-Jouët Marc Metamorphosis Ice Bucket Is Made From Grape Skin
This $5,000 Perrier-Jouët Marc Metamorphosis Ice Bucket Is Made From Grape Skin, an item that is among Perrier-Jouët’s design Miami 2016 offerings.
A champagne house company called Perrier-Jouët is trying to change the world by metamorphosing grape skins into ice buckets. Yes, the Perrier-Jouët teamed up with San Francisco-based architect Andrew Kudless to design some goodies for Design Miami 2016.
The collection includes four pieces: an installation named the Strand Garden, oak-topped benches, a glowing glass table and the Limited Edition Perrier-Jouët Marc Metamorphosis Ice Bucket.
This is the first time the champagne house has ever collaborated with an US designer for Design Miami when everyone knows they’ve worked with Europeans for previous editions.
“I was interested in the way that strands, fibers, branches and vines were applied across every aspect of Art Nouveau, from paintings to architecture. The curving strand motif evokes nature and movement over time. I wanted to look at four of Perrier-Jouët’s emblematic materials – wood, chalk, glass and grapes – and see how I could create strands out of each one,” said Kudless.
That orange glow Strand Garden is an installation of three oak veneer screens with curving 8? strands, which look like tree trunks or vines.
Strands are programmed to light up within to gently swell and fade. When light is dull they appear solid, but when the light starts to strengthen strands reveal their hollow form.
The other items found in this exclusive collection are located inside the Strand Garden. You can see the glowing white table in the center, which is 3-D printed from bio-plastic.
Illuminated within, each filament of this sparkles to remind the radiant clarity and vibrant bubbles of Perrier-Jouët’s distinctive wines.
The next item featured in the collection the benches, feature robotically-milled oak tops that look exactly like Perrier-Jouët’s riddling racks and wine presses.
Their concrete made legs are specially treated to look like the famous chalk walls of Perrier-Jouët’s cellars.
And the last but not least, is the $5,000 Limited Edition Perrier-Jouët Marc Metamorphosis Ice Bucket, which is the reason you are reading this.
The ice bucket is not only made from Chardonnay skins, but also 3D printed. It highlights the organic relationship with the alcoholic sparkly thing we call champagne.
Its design comes as a tribute to freshness, subtlety and sophistication of Perrier-Jouët’s Belle Epoque cuvée.
The exterior of the bucket references the wrinkled skin of a raisin and the ice bucket reproduces the texture of a grape as it dries.
What do you think of this $5,000 Perrier-Jouët Marc Metamorphosis Ice Bucket Is Made From Grape Skin? Would you want that into your home?