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Ruinart highlights support of contemporary art with London exhibition

Published:  12 January, 2016

Champagne house Ruinart will be showcasing six recent artist collaborations at its inaugural Lighthouse exhibition next month.

The event will take place at a bespoke interactive exhibition space at The Violin Factory in Waterloo which will be open from February 9 to 11.

The space has been designed by Ruinart both to showcase its longstanding support of contemporary art and to allow the wine trade and consumers alike to explore its expertise in viniculture.

The exhibition will reflect the fact that Ruinart's Champagnes emphasise Chardonnay over Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.

Exhibits will include Hubert Le Gall's 'The Glass Calendar' sculptures, inspired by a walk through through Ruinart's Sillery vineyards; Hervé Van der Straeten's silver-plated 'Miroir' ice-bucket; and Piet Hein Eek's limited-edition wooden crates, which reference Ruinart's history as the first Champagne house to use wooden crates to ship bottles.

The other artists involved are Ron Arad, Gideon Rubin and Georgia Russell.

Ticket sales are set to go live on on January 15. 

The £35 entrance fee includes a tasting with Frédéric Panaïotis of the Ruinart Blanc de Blancs, Ruinart Rosé NV, Dom Ruinart 2004 and Dom Ruinart Rosé 2002.

Founded in 1729 in Reims, Ruinart is the oldest Champagne house still operating.