The installation is a digital-age take on Art Nouveau

Maison Perrier-Jouët‘s annual installation at Design Miami/ often pushes the boundaries of materials and design. In past years they’ve presented motion-sensing plants, 3D drawings in water and a virtual iceberg. For 2016, San Francisco-based designer Andrew Kudless was commissioned to design a lounge in the naturalistic spirit of Art Nouveau but using today’s digital design and fabrication tools.

“I was interested in the way that strands, fibers, branches and vines were applied across every aspect of Art Nouveau, from paintings to architecture. The curving strand motif evokes nature and movement over time. I wanted to look at four of Perrier-Jouët’s emblematic materials—wood, chalk, glass and grapes—and see how I could create strands out of each one.”

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