A TRIBUTE TO THE NOTION OF TIME
Hubert tells a story of Ruinart, the oldest champagne house, a story that has its origins in the vineyards of Champagne. In the Sillery vineyards, he discovered chardonnay, the grape variety that symbolizes the House.The sun’s rays strengthen the grape’s deep transparency and luminosity which we also find in the House’s iconic cuvée: Blanc de Blancs.
Hubert pays tribute to the passage of time, marked by the rhythm of the seasons and the work of man, through this series of 12 sculptures that each represents a month of the year. The vine becomes a symbol around which the seasons flow at a constant rate, bringing the transformations needed for the birth of champagne.
Hubert’s work as an artist is inspired by symbols. His works always tell a story, original and full of fantasy, a mirror image of his own personality.
When Hubert considered glass for expressing his vision of the House of Ruinart, Murano with its master glassmakers, immediately seemed the obvious place for him to work.
Hubert le Gall was born in Lyon in 1961. After graduating in management, he decided to move to Paris in 1983. Five years later, he began to exercise his creative talents there, designing functional and poetic pieces of furniture and working as a scenographer for numerous French and international exhibitions.
by Hubert le Gall
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.