Artist and Designer
Hervé Van der Straeten, who studied at the Beaux-Arts, articulates his design as both art and craftsmanship. Whether chandeliers or furniture, these unsurpassed pieces are worked in a constant search for perfection in the finish as well as in the shape of the objects. Fascinated by movement and light, the artist admits that he has devoted his life searching for new shapes and exceptional materials in order to explore the game of contrasts. Bronze
A Patron of Contemporary Art and Design
The House of Ruinart 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. Since then, Ruinart maintains close links with contemporary art giving carte blanche to well-known artists and providing support for major art fairs throughout the world.