The Work

by Jaume Plensa for Ruinart

The sculpture that Jaume Plensa has created for
Maison Ruinart, a silent witness, takes up the shape of characters that he has already created, but there is never any repetition in his work. Every piece is unique.

Every letter, assembled by hand, creates a second skin for the form, which is always reborn in a different manner.
In the base of the sculpture, he has engraved two dates: 1729 and 2016. They are like a secret code, an encrypted message, linking the history between the foundation of Maison Ruinart and the creation of the work of art. It took Jaume Plensa almost five months to provide it with a soul, a pulsation, a light and to anchor it in a poetic manner in the grounds of its calligraphed roots.