Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero of Luftwerk

Maison Perrier-Jouët/ Becoming By Luftwerk

Maison Perrier-Jouët unveils an exciting new chapter in this longstanding association with Design Miami/ in the shape of digital installations with an artistic collaboration between Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero of Luftwerk, Chicago. Inspired by the Maison’s Art Nouveau background, Luftwerk uses projected color and light to reveal familiar environments in unexpected new ways.

“When we discovered Perrier-Jouët, we were immediately fascinated by the Maison’s Art Nouveau heritage, epitomized by Émile Gallé’s iconic anemone motif,” says Luftwerk. “It’s a symbol of Perrier-Jouët’s links with nature. Making champagne is much more than just opening a bottle. It’s a long process that involves both sunlight and darkness.” Becoming is an immersive space in which a rhythmic ebb and flow of colored light reveals the hidden layers of Gallé’s design, revealing unseen structures. The bottle of Perrier-Jouët enjoyed in the sunshine has spent years hidden in dark cellars. The artists reveal that sometimes what we see is an aspect of something else that remains invisible.

The result is a boldly contemporary reinterpretation of the Maison’s historic links with Art Nouveau, on display in three key Miami sites: Design Miami/, L’Eden by Perrier-Jouët, and Miami International Airport.

Since its founding in 2007, Luftwerk has amassed a significant body of work, notably by interacting with iconic architecture. Past projects include installations at such renowned sites as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House and Fallingwater and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s historic Farnsworth House. Luftwerk’s projects highlight the shifting nature of light, exploring its dynamic relationship with color and perception.

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