Each year Champagne house Moët & Chandon invites an artist to collaborate on a limited edition art piece inspired by their Dom Pérignon vintage champagne. We’ve shared with you some of these from the past such as the one by Iris Herpen and the one by Jeff Koons. This year Japanese glass artist Tokujin Yoshioka has created “Prism.”
Dom Pérignon Vintage 2009 Limited Edition by Tokujin Yoshioka
Tokujin Yoshioka was invited by Dom Pérignon to create an artistic tribute to Dom Pérignon Vintage 2009. Inspired by the famous words of Dom Pérignon himself – ‘I’m drinking stars!’ – Tokujin Yoshioka presents “Prism”, an homage to a champagne of living light that explodes into infinite colors and triggers waves of unique emotion.
Using light as both a material and a medium, Tokujin Yoshioka, whose unique style of creation is best characterized by its luminous nature and breathtaking purity, worked with his signature crystal prisms to project a vibrant spectrum reminiscent of the sun that gave the wine its rich yet elegant complexity.
Dom Pérignon Vintage 2009 brings a prodigious decade to a close: insolent, generous and solar. To the eye, to the palate, it transmits a luminous vibration, something almost intangible yet forcefully present.
This Limited Edition celebrates the sunlight that embraced the Champagne region during the harvest year.
Discover the journey of this collaboration with the cross-interview between Chef de Cave Richard Geoffroy and Japanese artist Tokujin Yoshioka:
As an expansion of his installation, Tokujin Yoshioka also revisited the Maison’s emblematic shield, which is reprised on the coffret along with the artist’s signature:
The Dom Pérignon edition by Tokujin Yoshioka will be available in a limited edition by special order for the 2017 year-end holiday season. The artist has also created a reinterpretation of Dom Pérignon Rosé 2005.
About the artist:
Born in Saga Prefecture, Japan in 1967.
After graduating from Kuwasawa Design School, Tokyo in 1986, studied under designers, Shiro Kuramata and Issey Miyake.
Established Tokujin Yoshioka Inc. in 2000.
Active in the fields of design, contemporary art and architecture, with works transcending human senses and themed in nature, he is highly acclaimed globally.
By giving figure to various human senses, using immaterial elements, such as light, sound and smell, creates expressions that is unique, surpassing the concept of shape. His work is by no means restricted to the mere recreation of the beauty of nature. By introducing experimental methods into his expressions of natural energy, scientific principles and the elements of natural structure, he creates stunning works which transcend human senses in that those who come in contact with them experience them personally, via their own memory and senses. His works also reflect concept of nature inherently Japanese, pursuing roots of Japanese culture that perceptualize (sic) natural energy and aura.
He has designed for Issey Miyake and other global companies such as Cartier, Swarovski, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Toyota, and Lexus, and has been announcing new works at Salone del Mobile Milano (world’s largest international furniture exhibition) in collaboration with Italian furniture brands, including Kartell, Moroso, Glas Italia and Driade.
He has won many international awards, including Design Miami Designer of the Year, presented to a designer who has made the most significant contribution to design globally, Elle Deco International Design Awards Designer of the Yea and Milano Design Award.
He was chosen by Newsweek magazine as one of the 100 Most Respected Japanese in the World.