3D printing of Strand Garden

Perrier-Jouët/ Strand Garden by Andrew Kudless

Maison Perrier-Jouët enchants Design Miami/ 2016 with visionary works by Andrew Kudless.

Maison Perrier-Jouët is proud to partner with Andrew Kudless, a groundbreaking American artist. To mark the fifth year that Perrier-Jouët has been a partner of Design Miami/, it presents visionary works founded on the notion of digital craftsmanship. Inspired by nature and the Maison’s Art Nouveau heritage, the installation deploys cutting-edge technique and innovation.

Andrew Kudless is interested in the relationships between form, growth and behavior in material systems. This term, material systems, is not only the source of his practice’s name, Matsys, but a philosophy of design that unites the natural and man-made. Matsys works across all scales and pursues a material practice that blends art, design, architecture, and engineering. Kudless says, "My interest in digital craft, combined with a fascination with the emergence of structure and performance, drives me to create objects, spaces, and landscapes that are complex, playful, and a bit uncanny."

These new works by Andrew Kudless—including an exclusively designed ice bucket and a large-scale installation—inspire the same emotion as a sip of the Maison’s champagne: the surprise that comes with any creation that is truly one-of-a-kind. The curving lines of the installation evoke the transformative energy of nature while celebrating the unpredictable forces that guide all creation, from design to winemaking. They are a fitting tribute to the passion for nature that is such an integral part of Perrier- Jou.t’s heritage, from the gardens and greenhouses of the Ch.teau Perrier to Emile Gallé’s iconic Anemone design for our Perrier-Jou.t Belle Epoque bottles.

Besides this work at Design Miami/, L’Eden by Perrier-Jou.t, at the Faena Hotel, will be an immersive, enchanting experience around a completely new vision of nature. L’Eden will showcase exclusive pieces by Andrew Kudless in a vibrant encounter between the worlds of creation and celebration.

After training as an architect, Andrew Kudless created his design studio Matsys in 2004 to explore the emergent relationships between architecture, engineering, biology and computation. Based in San Francisco, he is an associate professor at the California College of the Arts. His work has been exhibited in the United States, Great Britain, France, Japan and China and is part of the permanent collections of the Centre Pompidou, the FRAC Centre and SFMOMA.