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Ruinart Champagne / Piet Hein Eek

Piet Hein Eek collaborates with Ruinart Champagne at Art Stage Singapore 2014

Dec 24, 2013 | By Staff Writer

The Official Champagne of Art Stage Singapore 2014, Ruinart Champagne, will celebrate its partnership with the fair by showcasing limited edition champagne boxes and a large-scale installation crafted by Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek. This will take place from 16 to 19 January 2014 at Marina Bay Sands Singapore.

Piet Hein Eek is a Dutch industrial designer who is best known for his designs in furniture and accessories that mostly involves wood, iron and steel. His works have been sold and exhibited in various galleries worldwide like the Groniger Museum and Museum of Modern Art, New York. Piet Hein Eek has designed contemporary woodwork and explored the authenticity and beauty of wood.

Piet Hein Eek’s works consists of the trademark material that he often uses in his signature furniture designs: recycled wood. Over the past few years, Eek has designed contemporary woodwork and explored the authenticity and the beauty of wood. For the exhibition next year, Eek has hand crafted individual, wooden storage cases that are fitted to the unique shape of the Ruinart champagne bottles.

The visitors will get the opportunity to view Eek’s creations on display at the Art Stage VIP lounge, as well as enjoy the champagne itself. The artwork can be considered as one of a kind, with Eek selecting pine in shades of pale grey, white and cream to reflect the appearance of the Ruinart champagne. Also, there is a discreet lighting system that as well illuminates the pale golden colour of the champagne to truly bring out and illuminate the artwork.

The exclusive limited edition Ruinart Blanc de Blancs by Piet Hein Eek will be priced at 188SGD (excluding GST) for a 75cl bottle and 388SGD (excluding GST) for a 150cl bottle from January 2014 til stocks last.

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