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  • opening June 25th
    exhibition

    'idea of a tree' in Chicago
    "exploring the idea of nature in design as a multifaceted engagement with landscape, materials, technology, and traditional ways of making"

    Art Institute of Chicago

  • June 18th - September 25th
    exhibition

    'nocturnal cloud' as part of the exhibition "Listening to the Earth" at mudac Lausanne

    mudac Lausanne

  • on show till December 31st
    exhibition

    the exhibition "Forms of drinking" shows the glass as a design theme and an object of everyday life.
    Our project 'Access' is a set of six drinking glasses, confronting people with the global distribution of clean drinking water.

    Punta Conterie / Murano

  • March 27th - Nov. 6th 2022
    exhibition

    'LeveL' in the exhibition
    "the new human" at the Große Kunstschau Worpswede

    Worpswede Museum

  • ongoing
    exhibition

    we had the pleasure to co-curate the new MAK Design Lab at the Museum of applied Arts in Vienna. Within the permanent exhibition one can find as well a few of our projects like 'the idea of a tree', 'limited moths' or 'LeveL

    MAK Design Lab

small discoveries

packaging that focuses on the dialogue between mankind and nature

  • year 2015

  • categories Products & Furniture
    staging & spatial Installations

  • commissioned by

    maison Perrier-Jouët

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 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.

  • team

    Katharina Mischer, Thomas Traxler, Maria Bauhofer