commissioned by Perrier-Jouët Champagne
'small discoveries', is an extended collaboration between mischer'traxler and Perrier-Jouët that started with the project 'ephemerā' in December 2014 and is continued throughout 2015 with three original creations for Perrier-Jouët Champagne that reference to 'ephemerā'
The aim of the Small Discoveries collection is to tell the story of the dialogue between nature and mankind, and to stimulate curiosity of the individual through several design pieces.
The first 'small discoveries' for Perrier-Jouët is a gift-packaging including a Blason Rosé cuvée and two champagne flutes. The flutes include the small surprise. Decorated with a flight of winged insects, once filled with champagne, the glasses reveal their dazzling secret: an insect engraved on the inside of the glass creates a visual point that encourages effervescent. The delicate engraving means the champagne bubbles cluster at the design, and spiral upwards through the length of the wine like an optical game. The effect is tantalising, and offers an element of surprise and intrigue.
The presentation box with perforated bubbles and cut-out moths shows embossed illustrations of various ephemeral insects that are captured mid-flight across the box.
project assistant: Maria Bauhofer
material: Glass, laser etched, Cardboard perforated & embossed