24-carat Carafe For The 150th
Anniversary of Hennessy XO
and Frank Gehry
Hennessy decided to work with the world-renowned architect Frank Gehry on its important milestone, who was tasked with dressing up this unique gem. The carafe was created in a limited edition. The carafe as a visual element combines gold, glass, in the perfect form of French form and delicacy. Only 150 carafes with 24-carat bronze sipping gold were made, the design of which is a wavy sleeve surrounding the iconic shape of the bottle. The new edition comes as part of the World Odyssey celebration, which aims to strengthen Hennessy's values of joy, optimism, and resilience.
Hennessy won with Gehry when it comes to refined structures that push the boundaries of design. Cult-popular designs, including The Guggenheim Bilbao, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, have become synonymous with architectural movement. It's a topic he brought back to Hennessy XO. "I was honored to be asked to celebrate this milestone for Hennessy X.O.
Although I was excited, it was also scary because a bottle of cognac is already a work of art that you can feel, taste, and feel - it doesn't need decoration because it's already there, "said Gehry." We show how creative we can be in this language. "The people who make this product have such a strong history and a serious emotional commitment. It has an interesting resonance that you can get involved in and become part of."
In addition to being wrapped in 24-carat gold immersed in bronze, the new decanter is surrounded by a cellar made of broken glass, which, according to Gehry, symbolizes the ligamentous Charente River, which runs through the Hennessy House. Interestingly, the decanter, glorifier, and fusil were packed in a protective case, which is itself a design object with Frank Gehry's signature imprint and made of compressed cardboard. While this may sound like a special accessory, it's actually a tribute to a series of corrugated cardboard furniture designed by Gehry in the 1970s.