• June
    new commission

    We are very happy that the MK&G Hamburg (museum for arts and crafts) commissioned the "riparian cloud" for their permanent collection which includes species which are extinct or endangered in the area of Hamburg.

    MK&G Hamburg

  • June 12th - Jan 9th 2022

    Our commissioned 'riparian cloud' is on show at the "Heimaten" exhibition at the MK&G Hamburg. The exhibition is curated by Amelie Klein

    MK&G Hamburg

  • May 25th - Oct. 3rd

    our project "ratio-s" is part of the "Climate Care" exhibition at the MAK during the Vienna Biennale.

    MAK Vienna

  • april 09th - sept. 12th 2021

    "colourful kinaesthesa"
    The workshop results from our 2019 workshop in Boisbuchet are travelling with the "Colour and the Senses" exhibition to Lille.


  • april 01st – august 15th, 2021

    "Design by Time exhibition" — currently on show at the The Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco.
    With it our projects 'isochrone', 'day by day' and 'the idea of a tree'

    design by time

  • ongoing

    we had the pleasure to co-curate the new MAK Design Lab at the Museum of applied Arts in Vienna

    MAK Design Lab

small discoveries

packaging that focuses on the dialogue between mankind and nature

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 as well as the installation curiosity cloud. 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.

For the Belle Epoque Vintage 2007 bottle and the Grand Brut packaging, the language of Art Nouveau is reinterpreted by placing silhouettes of various insects onto the existing bottle and onto a custom-designed metal box. This way, the special packagings relate directly to the Art Nouveau heritage of Perrier-Jouët, as well as they are directly linked to the interactive projects ephemerā and curiosity cloud.
Additionally insects are very relevant for the champagne production, as they act as pollinators and therefore the silhouettes of the insects draw attention to their importance. Five species shown on the packagings are as well represented in the curiosity cloud installation.

main image by Perrier-Jouët Champagne

the engraved insect creates effervescent,
image by Perrier-Jouët Champagne

the champagne reveals the engraved insects,
image by Perrier-Jouët Champagne

the blason rosé giftbox with two champagner flutes,
image by Perrier-Jouët Champagne

The first small discovery 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.

blason rosé and moodboard for the project in our studio

grad brut with packaging,
image by Perrier-Jouët Champagne

The special ‘Cuvee Grand Brut’ packaging is as well showing silhouettes of insects, this time in various shades of green. A metal box holds the bottle and can keep it cool for two hours. It slides open like an old wooden wine box linking the new packaging to the past. Once one has consumed the champagne, the box can be used as a small storage box.

For the ‘Belle Epoque Vintage 2007’ the insect-graphics are realised in a white delicate print and cover the whole bottle. This way the small discoveries-bottle represents a garden blooming with white Japanese anemones. As the flowers spread their iridescent petals against the darkness of the night, butterflies flutter around adorning them.
The packaging of this edition tries to hide the represented insects printed onto the bottle, by covering them in a lace-like structure on a transparent sleeve. This way one makes a small discovery when opening the box and discovers the insects on the bottle.

white Japanese anemones spread all over the bottle

belle epoque 2007 with packaging,
image by Perrier-Jouët Champagne

arranging the delicate cut-out insects

the champagner flutes in progress

final colour decisions for the blason rosé packaging box

  • team

    Katharina Mischer, Thomas Traxler, Maria Bauhofer

  • material

    Glass, laser etched,
    Cardboard, perforated  and embossed

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