A Work of Art
How Piet Hein Eek sees the history of Maison Ruinart is also shown by the production of a monumental work of art, halfway between a sculpture and a piece of architecture.
This gigantic construction, 7 meters wide by 5 meters high, plays on the strength of the gathered individualities.
Dutchman Piet Hein Eek loves wood. Not the traditional wood used by carpenters or the solid wood used by sculptors, but wood already rich in history; the wood we tend to disregard, overlooking its natural beauty.For more than twenty years he has designed contemporary marquetry in this wood which has taken on a patina over time. In this marquetry, the material’s past takes on a modern dreamlike feel.
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.