Ruinart Champagne Launches Maison 1729 at Frieze New York

Ruinart Champagne Launches Maison 1729 at Frieze New York

Ruinart Champagne Launches Maison 1729 at Frieze New York

The Champagne house featured retrospectives of previous artist collaborations and a new limited-edition series at Studio 525 in NYC

The Champagne house featured retrospectives of previous artist collaborations and a new limited-edition series at Studio 525 in NYC

Text: Matthew Velasco

Every year, the Frieze Art Fair journeys to New York City for a delightful weekend full of immersive exhibitions, world renowned art, and cultural exchange. For the second time in a row, this year's staging was held at The Shed in Hudson Yards with various satellite locations across the city.

Standing out from those locations was Ruinart Champagne who unveiled Maison 1729, an inviting gallery and lounge, at Studio 525 just steps from the Highline. For two days, the sprawling studio space was transformed into a luxe exhibition and champagne lounge imagined in collaboration with Michelin-starred restaurant COTE.

Documenting Ruinart's passion for the arts and sustainability, the space showcased previous collaborations with David Shrigley, Liu Bolin and Vik Muniz, among others, as well as a residency by artist Sophie Kitching. Too, Kitching presented a limited-edition series of items made through upcycling the 'Second Skin' cases that enclose Ruinart bottles. Transforming paper covers into one-of-a-kind coasters, the series encourages recycling and is an ode to the beauty of nature.

As guests mingled, delicious small bites from COTE were served, creating an atmosphere dedicated to the intersection of cuisine, the arts, and sustainability.

In addition, the French-British artist also unveiled a range of limited-edition Second Skin Magnum cases that are designed with Japanese watercolor and gold leaf accents. The series of cases highlight both Kitching's abstract brushtrokes as well as Ruinart's dedication to preserving natural beauty. The limited-edition Second Skin Magnum cases are now available exclusively in the United States. See more from the event and limited-edition series, below.

Credits: Images Courtesy of Maison Ruinart.

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