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THE KOTOLI GIFT BOX
It took the sense of simplicity of the Nendo studio, a leading young Japanese design agency, to offer this spring setting for Ruinart Blanc de Blancs.
The Kotoli Gift Box possesses the simple charm of the bento box. Kotoli is made from paulownia wood, highly prized in Japan for its suppleness and strength and used for trunks, chests and traditional sandals.
Kotoli means "little bird" in Japanese. As if alighting on a wire or a branch, the light flutes can be placed on the long metal handle of the box or on the arm of the stopper.
The sensual purity of its wood, the perfection of its lines, the balance of its structure, the poetic charm of its setting combine to make up the pure workmanship of Kotoli, an example of the art of Nendo in harmony with the freshness and luminosity of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs. A box of delights for an interlude à deux on a beautiful spring day…
Kotoli slides open - just like the partitions of traditional Japanese homes - to reveal three rectangular trays, one above the other. The first tray holds two stemless flutes, each having a support ring; the second holds a bottle stopper and the third, a bottle of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs.
Ingenious and Elegant Design
Located in Tokyo, Nendo was established in 2002 by Oki Sato.
In Japanese, "Nendo" means "clay", a material that is inspirational for its suppleness, malleability and adaptability. Sensitive to the detail of everyday life, Nendo's designs are ingenious and elegant, structured and graceful, with humour and poetry never far away.
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.