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Maison Perrier-Jouet presents Embodied nature by mischer'traxler studio at Design Miami/
PARIS, Dec. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

- an interactive installation to nurture our sensibility to the living world 

Maison Perrier-Jouet is pleased to present Embodied nature, an art installation 
by mischer'traxler studio, at Design Miami/ from the 1st to 5th December 2021. 
Since 2012, Maison Perrier-Jouet has collaborated with Design Miami/ in order 
to offer contemporary artists and designers an international platform for their 
creativity. As part of this mission, Maison Perrier-Jouet commissions talents, 
both emerging and established, to reinterpret its enduring relationship with 
art and nature – and in particular its Art Nouveau heritage – through the prism 
of the 21st century.

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Maison Perrier-Jouet and the Austrian design studio mischer'traxler renewed a 
collaboration that first began in 2014 to continue their exploration of the 
relationship between mankind and nature. "The collaboration with 
mischer'traxler allows the House to project itself into a vision for a 
sustainable future. It introduces an emotional and meaningful dimension that 
goes well beyond champagne", comments Axelle de Buffevent, Style Director at 
Maison Perrier-Jouet.

Embodied nature by mischer'traxler: an individual experience with a collective 

With their interactive installation Embodied nature, presented at Design Miami/ 
2021, mischer'traxler invite us to regard  all species, including mankind, as 
forming part of a whole, and to reflect on the importance of understanding this 

More than 100 artistic representations of species from all over the world are 
suspended in the space and displayed in "cabinet de curiosites", which provides 
further information on them and on the relationships that exist between them. 
For mischer'traxler, biodiversity begins with what we can see – plants, 
flowers, birds – then, at ground level, all the smaller species, and finally 
the microbes and bacteria in the subsoil, which are invisible to the naked eye. 
It was important to represent all species on the same scale, drawing particular 
attention to those that are almost invisible, in order to emphasize the 
equality of their roles in the ecosystem. 

The species  are also displayed on shelves surrounding Embodied nature. The 
shelves seem to dissolve towards the centre of the wall, which creates the 
illusion that the species are floating freely in their display boxes. When 
visitors approach, they see themselves on the wall as if they are looking at a 
mirror. However, instead of their reflection, they see an image of nature in 
all its diversity. The silhouette is composed of various species, which evokes 
a cognitive self-awareness that each of us is a part of nature. 

Embodied nature is thus an individual experience with a collective reality
Embodied nature is first and foremost a creative work and an emotional 
experience. "This emotional dimension is essential in our view. It is what 
captures the attention of the viewer, making them more receptive to the 
educational and philosophical message of the work," they explain. They add: "We 
are designers, not scientists. It is important therefore to remember that 
Embodied nature is an artwork, the result of a creative interpretation. It 
gives us, for instance, the freedom to represent species alongside one another 
that would never be a part of the same ecosystem in the real world." 

As always in the work of mischer'traxler, Embodied nature is created using both 
traditional techniques – like small, handmade, colourful wire-mesh sculptures - 
and contemporary technologies - like laser-cutting, tracking software and 
real-time animation. 

I am nature: a mindful perspective at the heart of Perrier-Jouet actions in 
years to come

Because art evokes an emotional response that can trigger a deeper 
understanding and awareness, the creative collaboration with mischer'traxler 
helps Maison Perrier-Jouet bring its commitment to a wider audience. Man, a 
living being among others: this message of equality breaks down barriers in 
order to redefine the relationship between humankind and nature. This is the 
viewpoint of Maison Perrier-Jouet, and the basis of its commitment in years to 

To nurture a sense of belonging to nature, have a positive impact on the 
ecosystem and  implement  a savoir-faire inspired by the living world – these 
priorities are at the heart of the House's thinking and action. After promoting 
sustainable viticulture over the past few years, Maison Perrier-Jouet began an 
experimental regenerative viticulture programme last year in order to bring 
about a real transformation of its vineyard. These initiatives represent Maison 
Perrier-Jouet's contribution to the future of the planet. A necessity, an 
emergency, a responsibility. Severine Frerson, Perrier-Jouet Cellar Master, 
explains: "Above all, we are guided by respect for the ecosystem to which we 
belong. We strive as much as possible to limit the influence our activities can 
have on it."

Extending the experience outside of Design Miami/ 
Maison Perrier-Jouet is taking advantage of Design Miami/ to present the 
limited editions created by mischer'traxler for the Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque 
2013 and Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Rosé 2013 vintage cuvees. For these two 
gift boxes, the designers bring a positive and mindful perspective to the 
terroir of Maison Perrier-Jouet and its most essential quality: its 
biodiversity. Their delicate watercolors shed light on the complex mutual 
interdependencies that exist between the more or less visible living organisms 
and elements that make up the vineyard ecosystem. mischer'traxler illustrate 
the role that each element plays in this fragile equilibrium, which Maison 
Perrier-Jouet is committed to preserving, as it plans an ecologically 
responsible future for its vines and its wines. It is within this relationship 
of symbiosis with nature that the House has evolved since its very beginnings.

At the same time as the Design Miami/ exhibition, Maison Perrier-Jouet is 
offering a digital experience on a dedicated website and on social media. 
Everyone is invited to make their own portrait using elements of nature drawn 
by mischer'traxler for Embodied nature and share it on social media 
The artistic vision of mischer'traxler – the interactions between man and 
nature – is in line with the mission to breathe new life into Maison 
Perrier-Jouet. Driven by creative freedom and inspired by nature for over 200 
years, the House cultivates a joyful, positive vision of the world that aspires 
to shape a better future for all. 

About mischer'traxler

Austrian design duo Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler established 
mischer'traxler studio in Vienna in 2009. They work on  design products, 
furniture items and installations with a craft-based approach that often also 
integrates technology. Conceptual and contextual considerations are essential 
to their work as an experimentation. Nature has been at the heart of their work 
for nearly 15 years. Their approach is above all artistic, but also 
philosophical and scientific. Their work has been exhibited throughout the 
world, including at Cooper Hewitt in New York and the Design Museum in London. 
It also forms part of the permanent collections of MAK in Vienna, the Art 
Institute of Chicago, the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein and the Design 
Council in London, among others.

About Maison Perrier-Jouet
Maison Perrier-Jouet was founded in 1811 from a couple's shared love of nature 
and passion for art. From the start, they chose the Chardonnay grape variety as 
the signature of the House, defining the intricate floral style which sets 
Perrier-Jouet champagnes apart. Today, art and nature remain an endless source 
of inspiration, guiding our every action and creation: the way we tend our 
vines, craft our wines, and share our vision of the world – a vision of a life 
more rich in meaning, driven not by the urge to own, but the desire to thrive; 
a life lived with joy and purpose, in symbiosis with nature. Maison 
Perrier-Jouet: Fill Your World with Wonder.

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