Georgia Russell is a Scottish visual artist who loves France and old books. Strolling along the banks of the Seine, she met booksellers and fell under the charm of their works. She read them, transformed them and deployed her creativity with a scalpel sculpting these remains of the past, with rapid and precise repeated gestures. This passion gave birth to her work for the Blanc de Blancs gift box.
For Blanc de Blancs, the artist Georgia Russell has created and sculpted an immaculate white adornment, incised with numerous notches, as a tribute to the magnificent cellars of the House of Ruinart. The subtle play of light on the bottle reveals the golden glints of chardonnay, the symbolic grape variety of the House of Ruinart.
"STUNNING, GRANDIOSE, FANTASTIC"
Georgia Russell naturally placed words on the emotion that enveloped her during her visit to the chalk pits of the House of Ruinart. Discovering their brilliant whiteness, the marks of man and the passage of time, she found an echo in her work which inspired this case.
Maison Ruinart, the oldest champagne house, established in 1729, has enjoyed close and long-standing relations with the art and design world, starting in 1896 when André Ruinart commissioned the Czech artist, Alfons Mucha, to create an advertising poster.