Fernando Laposse and Perrier-Jouët collaborate on floral installation for Design Miami

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Promotion: Mexican artist Fernando Laposse aims to honour French champagne house Perrier-Jouët‘s heritage in an installation at Design Miami made up of 3D-printed animals and flowers.

The installation is a bid to highlight the reverence that Laposse and Perrier-Jouët hold for nature while celebrating the role of flowers within the pollination cycle.

Laposse‘s installation comprises various figurines of birds, leaves and flowers that share a glassy finish as a result of being made from 3D-printing eco resin and sage starch.

The vegetation and plant matter used in the installation were hand-foraged by Laposse

Each piece is mounted into a sculptural landscape made from vines that the artist foraged himself in the Mexican jungle.

Natural silk fibres are also used throughout the scene, which have been coloured with a dye made from cochineal insects and marigold flowers that were sourced by the artist directly from nature.

The translucent flowers aim to demonstrate the artist and brand’s shared commitment to living alongside nature in harmony, as well as referencing the enduring aesthetic of Perrier-Jouët’s brand identity.

The 3D-printed figures are mounted into naturally-sourced vines

Perrier-Jouët has been a manufacturer of champagne for over 200 years, with its brand aesthetic roots in the botanically-informed Art Nouveau movement, which was popular between the end of the 19th century and the outbreak of World War One.

The champagne house consistently provides a global platform for contemporary makers, artists and designers to display their work, with their Design Miami collaborations having taken place regularly since 2012.

Birds, insects and flowers feature in the installation

Laposse’s work goes beyond celebrating the beauty of nature. As well as art and sculpture, he also specialises in utilising overlooked natural resources such as sisal, loofah and corn leaves, harnessing their natural properties to create alternatives to conventional materials.

He frequently works with farming communities in his native Mexico to pioneer new material solutions and systems that tackle issues including dwindling biodiversity and soil erosion.

Natural dyes feature in the installation

The installation debuted at Perrier-Jouët’s pop-up location in Tokyo from 11 to 29 October 2023 and will be unveiled as part of Design Miami 2023 between 6 and 10 December.

Ahead of the two events, Perrier-Jouët has released two limited edition boxes for Perrier-Jouët Blanc de Blancs and Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque 2014, which are decorated with designs that draw influence from Laposse’s installation.

The installation demonstrates the beauty of nature and pollination

Fernando Laposse is a Mexico-born artist who graduated from Central Saint Martins in London with a degree in product design. This is the first collaboration between Laposse and Perrier-Jouët.

Other installations for Design Miami that Perrier-Jouët has collaborated with artists on include 2021’s interactive installation that saw visitors’ reflections turned into a mass of wildlife and 2020’s Curiosity Cloud, which comprised 22 hand-blown glass vessels suspended from the ceiling.

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