Glass and light: Ritsue Mishima dresses Perrier-Jouët

Atelier Blancs Manteaux


To sublimate its Cuvée Belle Époque, Perrier-Jouët gave carte blanche to Japanese artist Ritsue Mishima to imagine an original case for this emblematic bottle designed by Emile Gallé in 1902.

Established since 1989 in Venice, this artist, who worked for a long time in the field of image by collaborating in particular with advertising agencies at the beginning of her career, quickly turned to glass as a means of expression, imagining it transparent in order to restore as much an idea of purity as light. Its goal: to create harmony with the surrounding environment. His work seduces as much the public as collectors, and has been the subject of numerous exhibitions including the Decorative Arts in Paris, the Frans Hals Museums and Jan van der Togt in Holland.

Unveiled this Monday at the Atelier Blancs Manteaux as part of an evening under the sign of light, the Japanese artist’s sculpture has breathed a new aesthetic and poetic dimension into the emblematic bottle by proposing a take-off that plays on the transparency and reflection of light. An object intended to magnify the precious elixir contained in the bottles of the Champagne house, and continue the dialogue between the aesthetics of Gallé, pioneer of Art Nouveau, and the artists invited over the years including Noé Duchaufour-Lawrence, Tord Boontje or Mischer’s Traxler.

Photos: Jean Picon
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