The conversation between mankind and nature, Perrier-Jouët has announced its new design partnership with the Vienna-based duo mischer’traxler (Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler) who will present their master piece Ephemerā during Design Miami 2014.
The exceptional design by this duo consists of products, furniture and kinetic installations merging artisanal craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology. Inspired by conceptualism and experimentation mischer’traxler‘s work challenges the status quo and muses on the emotional, environmental and philosophical nature of what makes good design.
For this upcoming project entitled “Small Discoveries” between the designers and the champagne house, its marks the starting point of a year long artistic residency that will run throughout the next year.
Katharina Mischer (b. 1982, Wien) and Thomas Traxler (b. 1981, Wien) founded their studio in 2009 and since then, they have quickly made their mark in the contemporary design art space, with a wealth of delightful, thought-provoking pieces that have gained international recognition.
The aim of the Small Discoveries collection is to tell the story of the magical dialogue between nature and mankind, and to stimulatecuriosity of the individual through several designed pieces. With Small Discoveries, Katharina and Thomasexplore the moments between the unknown and known, being and not being, with a delightful collection of iterations that will be launched throughout the year. In this way mischer’traxler will add to the conversation between Art Nouveau and Perrier-Jouët with a rich layer of contemporary design, told through their own unique voice. The artistic residency will run throughout 2015.
The master work, Ephemerā, plays with the audience, inviting participation, discussion and questioning. Objects will be set in a plain room, suggesting a deceptively simple installation of design-objects. This ostensibly legible set-up will act as a foil for a delicate game of hide-and-seek, played out through a mechanical and magical ornamental garden.
The audience will find themselves drawn into an enjoyable, charming conversation with the work, and also with each other. This is the third year that Perrier-Jouët has commissioned original work to be part of Design Miami. It is a continuation of their support of exciting young designers, and demonstrates the brand’s core belief to infuse art in the everyday experience.
- Ephemera, installation view; Courtesy of Perrier-Jouët
- Ephemera detail; photo: Gesi Schilling
- Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler; Courtesy of Perrier-Jouët