Sparkling life

Ax­elle de Bu évent

Belle - - Luxe Files Right N Ow - Per­rier-jouët’s has Cham­pagne tastes.

THE ARTIST WHO HAS BEEN AN EN­DUR­ING IN­FLU­ENCE? Émile Gallé – he de­signed the renowned Per­rier-jouët Belle Époque bot­tle. CON­TEM­PO­RARY ART THAT YOU MOST AD­MIRE? Mod­ern de­sign that in­cor­po­rates no­tions of Art Nou­veau ethos. DO YOU COL­LECT ANY­THING? I col­lect beau­ti­ful mo­ments, amaz­ing en­coun­ters and mem­o­ries from my ex­pe­ri­ences in the art world. I am very in­ter­ested in con­tem­po­rary art – par­tic­u­larly ce­ram­ics and bronze pieces. I am also a book ad­dict – art, ar­chi­tec­ture, de­sign. FASH­ION MUST HAVES? Com­fort­able high heels [9]. I am al­ways on the go, run­ning be­tween meet­ings, so I need to be swift on my feet. FAVOURITE WATCH? My fa­ther’s su­per at gold watch – a vin­tage 1970s time­piece from Vacheron Con­stantin. FRA­GRANCE OF CHOICE? Pow­er­ful fra­grances tend to com­pro­mise the tast­ing of Cham­pagne (it can in­ter­fere with the sen­sory ex­pe­ri­ence) so I re­frain from wear­ing a fra­grance in my role. BOOKS WHAT ARE YOU READ­ING NOW BOTH FIC­TION AND ART/ DE­SIGN? I am read­ing Shop Class as Soul­craft by Matthew Craw­ford [3]. It is an en­quiry into the value of work and the in­tel­li­gence of crafts­man­ship. I am also read­ing Into the For­est by Jean Heg­land. MU­SIC WHAT’S ON RO­TA­TION AT OFFICE AND HOME? I don’t lis­ten to mu­sic at the of ce but at home, clas­si­cal mu­sic is on ro­ta­tion. FAVOURITE F LOW­ERS? Ja­panese anemones [10]. BEST DOWN­TIME IF YOU EVER HAVE ANY PUR­SUIT? I love go­ing to per­for­mances, es­pe­cially con­tem­po­rary bal­let. Also I en­joy walk­ing – I walk every­where in Paris, re­gard­less of the weather. DO YOU PRE­FER COF­FEE OR TEA FAVOURITE BLENDS? I don’t drink cof­fee, but I do drink tea. Ja­panese green tea is my favourite. EN­TER­TAIN­ING AT HOME AND RES­TAU­RANT OF CHOICE? I love to en­ter­tain at home. In fact, my home is struc­tured around it. My restau­rants of choice are Mon­sieur Bleu [4] and Brasserie Bar­bès. PRE­FERRED TIP­PLE? Per­rier-jouët Blanc de Blancs [7] as an aper­i­tif and Belle Époque with a light meal [8]. FILMS THAT HAVE IN­SPIRED YOU? La Nou­velle Vague and the French cin­ema of the late 50s. Film­mak­ers François Truf­faut, Éric Rohmer and Jean-luc Go­dard [1] have had a ma­jor in uence on me. SHOPS AND ON­LINE STORES YOU FRE­QUENT? I’m a ea-mar­ket per­son and I love vin­tage. Paul Bert Ser­pette is great. MAG­A­ZINES YOU READ REG­U­LARLY? Mainly art and de­sign – Mark, Frame, Ele­phant, Wall­pa­per*, Sur­face, Pin-up, and White­wall. DOES YOUR LOVE O F FASH­ION AND DE­SIGN EX­TEND TO CARS? I do like a beau­ti­ful car, and top of my list is Tesla [6]. TRAVEL FAVOURITE REG­U­LAR HAUNT AND WHERE IS ON YOUR MUST SEE LIST? I spend a lot of time in Cham­pagne [12] – it’s truly amaz­ing. I visit South Amer­ica a lot – I was born in Uruguay. For va­ca­tion, Cor­sica and Menorca. Bhutan is on my ‘must see’ list. LIST A FEW OB­JECTS OF DE­SIRE THAT YOU WOULD BUY RIGHT NOW. ‘Re­verb’ [11] by Sally Adair (awarded the Per­rier-jouët grant at Sculp­ture by the Sea). I dream of ac­quir­ing a beau­ti­ful porce­lain piece by Hit­omi Hosono [5]. FAVOURITE RE­CENT WORK? We com­mis­sioned Chicago de­sign duo Luftwerk for an im­mer­sive in­stal­la­tion on their vi­sion of Per­ri­erJouët and Art Nou­veau for Mi­ami Basel [2]. per­

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