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Ruinart Studio x Johé Bruneau

Ruinart x Johé Bruneau

As part of the Ruinart Studio program, French artisan Johé Bruneau reuses existing corks to transform them into an artistic fruit bowl

Johé Bruneau The artist

Johé Bruneau is a craftsman with a double degree from ENSAAMA (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d'Art) and a DMA in Sculpture on Synthetic Materials.

He works on objects made of recycled materials. Consumer wastes, such as electrical cables, glass, aluminium, plastic and cork are innovative and inspiring raw materials for him:

"I am touched by the surprising properties of cork. This oak bark, with its raw appearance, provides a protective role for the tree. These same characteristics justify its use for bottling champagnes, preserving the taste of each cuvée for years”.

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Ruinart Studio

Ruinart has a very special and longstanding relationship with the world of art, now supporting emerging contemporary artists. In 2021, the Maison created the Ruinart Studio program, inviting young talents to imagine beautiful and useful creations, reusing materials from Ruinart’s activities.

Inspired by materials intricately linked to the champagne-making process, from glass to paper, wood, cork or wire, each artist skilfully draws on his savoir-faire to allow these objects for a new lifetime use. Their creations stand at the crossroads between art and sustainability, while also respecting the values dear to Maison Ruinart of innovation, ingenuity and creative intelligence. Expanding the limits of what is possible, new usages and visions are translated into poetic works of art. 

The unique relationship between Ruinart and the Arts goes back in 1896, when André Ruinart commissioned Czech artist Alphonse Mucha to create a poster to embody the Maison.
 

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