At DesignMiami/ 2014, Perrier-Jouët presented Ephemerā, a mishievious installation by Vienna based design studio mischer’traxler that meshes the champagne Art Nouveau heritage with contemporary design and plays on the magical dialogue between mankind and nature.
A great table enchants the audience with a delicate game of hide-and-seek, played out through a mechanical ornamental garden botanical motifs on its top. It appears alive when seen from afar, as plants and insects move, following their own gentle choreography. However when someone comes close, the garden disappears shyly.
A mirror with a life of its own stands out in the room. From a distance, flowers grow across the glass, up and even out of the wooden frame, extending to the wall. On closer inspection, the plant will retract, and the mirror becomes just that, a mirror.
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