The House of Champagne Perrier-Jouët launches The Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon & Prize: Inspiring creativity, crafting beauty, celebrating talent
Celebrating its distinctive Art Nouveau heritage, Champagne Perrier-Jouët is proud to launch the Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon & Prize, an exclusive club that will bring together the UK’s foremost Creative Influencers with a philanthropic goal at its heart.
Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon Inaugural Members
CHAIR FOR 2013: Rosy Greenlees,
Executive Director, The Crafts Council
Peter Aspden, Arts Writer, Financial Times
Tord Boontje, Artist
Claire Brewster, Artist
Louisa Buck, Arts Writer, The Art Newspaper
Tony Chambers, Editor, Wallpaper Magazine
Claire Coles, Artist
Nancy Durrant, Arts Writer, The Times
Nicole Farhi, Fashion Designer
Harry Handelsman, Art Collector
Stephen Jones, Milliner
Kate MccGwire, Artist
Julia Royse, Curator and Art Advisor
The concept of the Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon stems from the origins of the Salons in Paris from the mid- 1700s, bringing together like-minded people under the roof of an inspiring host. Similarly, the Perrier- Jouët Arts Salon members will meet twice a year with two main aims. Firstly, to bring together a diverse and dynamic body of people from the Arts to share ideas and debate on developments in the Arts. Secondly, the Salon will support the selection of an annual prize winner who will receive a substantial sum to support him/her in the development of their career.
Guided by Rosy Greenlees, Chair of the Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon for 2013, the Salon members will select a London-based emerging talent in Contemporary Craft who has been working professionally for no longer than five years.
“In my position as Executive Director of the Crafts Council, I am delighted to Chair the Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon, highlighting the talents of young British makers, whose craft will be given the opportunity to shine,” said Rosy Greenlees.
Candidates will be nominated by leaders in the fields of Applied Arts and Craft, and the winner’s work will best evoke a contemporary interpretation of the Art Nouveau spirit of the House of Champagne Perrier-Jouët, ‘transforming the mundane of everyday life into something truly beautiful’.
The winner will receive the following support:
£10,000 cash prize to support their career development
An exhibition of their current work on display at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel Chambers Club in June/July 2013
All expenses paid trip to the Perrier-Jouët Maison Belle Époque, Epernay, France, which houses the largest private collection of Art Nouveau works in Europe
All expenses paid trip to Design Miami, December 2013, the world’s foremost design fair, of which Perrier-Jouët is champagne sponsor
Most recently, Perrier-Jouët commissioned London Artists, Glithero to create a magnificent installation for Design Miami in December 2012, of which Perrier-Jouët is the champagne sponsor. In 2012, the House also collaborated with London Textiles Artist, Claire Coles, and Japanese Floral Artist, Makoto Azuma, who famously created the first redesign of Emile Gallé’s iconic Belle Epoque bottle.