The French champagne house Dom Pérignon has collaborated with the promising 30-year-old Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen on creation of the limited-edition package design for Dom Pérignon Vintage 2004, as well as on a rather whimsical art object called Cocoonase.
The green dark glass cocoon construction is designed to keep the bottle of champaign inside preparing its for the next stage of transformation. “Cocoonase highlights this duality of time to underscore the singularity of Dom Pérignon wines,” as the press release states.
“The name Cocoonase references the butterfly which softens her cocoon shell before she goes into her next stage of metamorphosis,” said Iris van Herpen. “This piece of art houses Dom Pérignon Vintage 2004, symbolically nestled inside of the cocoon structure, and its fine ribs and lines represent a one-way passage out. Cocoonase acts as a shield that protects the Dom Pérignon bottle as it prepares for its metamorphosis.”
The conceptual project was presented last week at New York Fashion Week.