Champagne-Inspired Glithero Installation Unveiled at Design Miami/

Tim Simpson and Sarah van Gameren of Glithero
Champagne. It's everywhere you look at Art Basel and at Design Miami/. The gods practically pour it down from the sky and into your mouth as you meander, quenching you with its sweet effervescence. But how about artwork that's influenced by it? Yeah, they've got that, too.

Run, don't walk, to Design Miami/, where Art Nouveau meets modern design for what's arguably the stand-out piece at this year's fair. Perrier-Jouet has commissioned London-based designers Glithero to create an installation and exhibition space, which was unveiled yesterday at the fair.

Tim Simpson and Sarah van Gameren, the designers behind Glithero, are known for using their work to pose questions about the value of the end product. The end result of their Lost in Time piece is a feeling of disorientation and timelessness, one they experienced in Perrier-Jouet's cellars at Maison Belle Epoque in Epernay, France.

It's the trippy kind of art that plays with your senses and makes you question what's real and what's not--all without having to actually drink copious amounts of bubbly.

The collaboration marks the first commissioned piece by Perrier-Jouet as part of its ongoing partnership with Design Miami/. In addition to the commissioned work, Perrier-Jouet will be the official champagne sponsor of the fair, which means Belle Epoque cuvee champagne will abound within the quarters of the Design Miami Collectors Lounge and select VIP events during the week of the fair.

Vanessa Martin
Champers, anyone?
This isn't the first time Perrier-Jouet makes its mark in the art world. The Champagne purveyors have been collaborating with artists since 1902, with its first artistic collaboration being with infamous French Art Nouveau artist Emile Gallé (who incidentally created the anemone design of its iconic Belle Époque cuvée bottles). Following Miami, Glithero's piece will travel to France to become a part of the permanent collection of contemporary and historic Art Nouveau-inspired pieces in the Maison Belle Epoque.

We sat down with the British-Dutch duo to chat more about their piece and to get an idea of how a work of art makes it to the big leagues such as Design Miami/.

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