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L'Eden by Perrier-Jouët

23 Sep 2016 to 25 Sep 2016
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On 23-25 September L’Eden by Perrier-Jouët opened for the public to enjoy a glass of Perrier-Jouët champagne in the lounge designed by Noe Duchaufour Lawrance. Additionally workshops, masterclasses and tours of the Bioresponsive Garden took place. See events below.

Spanning the duration of the festival, L’Eden by Perrier-Jouët celebrated the creative effervescence of one of the biggest cultural weeks in London with an installation from leading Parisian designer Noé Duchafour-Lawrance and the world’s first bio-responsive garden by Bompas & Parr. Taking over the first floor, Noé Duchafour-Lawrance curated an interactive installation linking nature to the city, paying homage to the Art Nouveau emblem that has graced every bottle of Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque designed by artist and glass maker Emile Gallé in 1902.

Dramatising the approach in which champagne is served and taking inspiration from nature, the installation included a vertical system of 3D-printed elements suspended from the ceiling on a network of brass tubes that gre from the ceiling, like branches from a pergola. At the end of each vine a champagne glass hung upside down by its stem, ready to be filled with Perrier-Jouët. “I wanted the process of taking a glass to feel playful and very instinctive,” said Duchaufour Lawrance, “Like when you see a beautiful apple in a tree and you want to pick it.” 

The basement housed the world’s first bio-responsive garden, an installation filled with plants that mimic the movements of explorers amongst them. L'Eden by Perrier-Jouët is named after the exclusive Eden cellar in Epernay, the home town of Champagne Perrier-Jouët where it’s rarest and most prestigious Champagnes are kept.

L’Eden by Perrier-Jouët Event Schedule 
23 - 25 September 147 Wardour Street, W1F 8WD

An Introduction to Perrier-Jouët: A Masterclass at L’Eden by Perrier-Jouët

From Friday 23- Sunday 25 September, L’Eden by Perrier-Jouët played host to a series of champagne masterclasses lead by Perrier-Jouët ambassador Jonathan Simms, in the subterranean surroundings of the Eden Cellar. Novices and aficionados alike enjoyed an informative and insightful introduction to the history and heritage of Perrier-Jouët, and guided through the unique characteristics and flavour profiles of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut, Blason Rosé and prestige cuvées Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque and Belle Epoque Rosé.

Before the tasting, guests could tour the world’s first incredible Bio-responsive Garden by Bompas and Parr, where nothing is as it seems and the plants mimic your every move. Tickets included a glass of Blason Rosé on arrival and a tasting of three Perrier-Jouët champagnes.

Duration: 1hr  (including 20 minute tour of bio-responsive garden)
Friday 23 September & Saturday 24 September: 4pm / 6pm / 7.30pm
Sunday 25 September: 1pm / 3pm / 6pm

L’Eden by Perrier-Jouët: Bio-responsive Garden Tour

Perrier-Jouët invited the public to enjoy a glass of Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé and a guided on a tour of the world’s first bio-responsive garden, from Friday 23 – Sunday 25 September at L’Eden by Perrier-Jouët. Created by Bompas & Parr, the incredible immersive experience bursted with plants that mimiced  the movements of visitors, including Enchanted Vines, Green Mirror and Dancing Tree.

Tickets include a glass of Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé.

Duration: 20 minutes
Friday 2d September & Saturday 24 September: 3pm / 4.30pm / 5pm / 5:30pm / 6:30pm / 7pm / 28pm / 8:30pm
Sunday 25 September: 1.30pm / 2pm / 2:30pm / 3:30pm / 4pm / 6.30pm / 7pm / 7.30pm

 

L’Eden by Perrier-Jouët: The Sculptured Life with Kia Utzon-Frank 

Perrier-Jouët invited the public to enjoy a glass of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut as they experienced an enlightening talk by product designer, goldsmith and inventor Kia Utzon-Frank, founder of multidisciplinary design brand KUFstudios. Gusted learned about Utzon-Frank’s innovative approach to design practice, and desire to develop non-traditional works of art - including luxury sculptured cakes that encourage new ways of experiencing taste.

Following the talk guests could tour the world’s first incredible bio-responsive garden by Bompas & Parr, where nothing is as it seems and the plants mimic your every move.

Duration: 1hr, 20 minutes
Friday 23 September 2pm-3.20pm 

 

L’Eden by Perrier-Jouët: Thomas Traxler of mischer’traxler

Perrier-Jouët invited the public to enjoy a glass of Perrier-Jouët as they experienced an exclusive talk by Thomas Traxler, one half of Viennese design duo mischer’traxler. The session provided guests with a fascinating insight into the duo’s exploration of the relationship between mankind & nature, handcraft & technology, the experimental & conceptual. Ticket price included a glass of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut and a tour of the world’s first incredible bio-responsive garden by Bompas & Parr, where nothing is as it seems and the plants mimic your every move.

Duration: 1hr, 20 minutes
Saturday 24 September 2pm-3.20pm

 

L’Eden by Perrier-Jouët: ‘Electro Craft’ In Conversation with Tord Boontje

Perrier-Jouët invited the public to enjoy a glass of Perrier-Jouët as they experienced Electro Craft, an innovative group exhibition focused on the ‘craft of electronics and electronics made as craft’.  Over their glass of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut, guests could enjoy a talk by Tord Boontje - a key initiator of the exhibition - and other designers on the ways on which this concept is present in their work. Tord also discussed ‘The Enchanting Tree’ created exclusively for Perrier-Jouët, which drew inspiration from nature and explored the relationship between nature and technology.

Following the talk guests could your the world’s first incredible bio-responsive garden by Bompas & Parr, where nothing is as it seems and the plants mimic your every move.

Duration: 1hr, 20 minutes
Sunday 25 September 4.30pm – 5.50pm 

 

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