In 2011, Italian designer Andrea Mancuso co-founded Analogia Project, a multidisciplinary practice, which he has been leading for a number of years. He uses design as a means to stimulate the curiosity of the viewer and interact with them by intercepting the familiar with the unexpected. A signature of Andrea Mancuso’s work is its ability to tell a story, which he does by transcending history, culture, time and space through his choice of techniques, materials and motifs.
INTERCEPTING THE FAMILIAR
By intercepting the familiar with the unexpected and reimagining encounters with everyday spaces and objects, Andrea Mancuso sparks wonder and elicits emotional connections. This unique approach to reimagining the world perfectly mirrors Maison Perrier-Jou?t’s Art of the Wild vision of re-enchantment, making him an ideal candidate for collaboration. As well as the narrative nature of his work, a common theme is Andrea Mancuso’s dedication to combining traditional craftsmanship with modern technology, loyal to the ethos of Art Nouveau.
A NEW CHAPTER IN THE HOUSE'S STORY
As part of Maison Perrier-Jou?t’s ongoing partnership with Design Miami/, Andrea Mancuso interpreted over 200 years of the House’s heritage to form part of an artistic champagne experience. With six intricate glasses and a champagne bowl, cast using the ancient lost-wax technique, the designer tells the story of each cuvée in the House’s two collections: Perrier-Jou?t Classic and Perrier-Jou?t Belle Epoque. Champagne isn’t simply aromas and flavours: it is also a catalyst for stories, surprises and emotions. Just like Mancuso’s designs.
AN ARTISTIC CHAMPAGNE EXPERIENCE?
During Designart Tokyo 2019, the Metamorphosis collection was unveiled to the public for the first time. The scenography led guests on a path that guided them from each glass to the cuvée whose unique story and personality had inspired it. The presentation plinths were made by Murano-based glass works Fondazione Berengo, using the same highly demanding lost-wax casting technique they used to craft the glasses and champagne bowl. This traditional method was also favoured by Art Nouveau artists over a hundred years ago.