Since 1743, Moët & Chandon has a long-standing heritage of bringing people together around meaningful, extraordinary moments – from the dazzling fireworks of the royal courts, to today’s striking luminous displays – a spark of light shines upon every spectacular celebration, accompanied by the cork-popping sound of Moët & Chandon. This holiday season, the House has commissioned French craftsman Karl Mazlo to express the glittering effervescence of Moët & Chandon through a rare and radiant work of art.
A Timeless Artistic Interpretation of Moët & Chandon’s Effervescence
The masterpiece, adorning a Jeroboam (300cl) of Moët Impérial, is the result of a dialogue between two artistic universes – jewelry and champagne creation – both embodying timelessness, mastery of craft, and deep appreciation for natural resources. The artist chose brass - an alloy that echoes the blend of grapes typical of the House’s signature champagne - for its rare presence in the world of fine jewelry, its colour, evoking the golden drops of Moët Impérial, and the unique properties of the material, which make it ideal for texture treatments.
Just as the richness of Moët & Chandon originates from the uniqueness of its terroirs, Karl Mazlo approached the piece from the ground up, making earth and stone the foundation of the structure, while the organic lines on the pedestal recall the terroir map of Épernay. From it emanates a radiant, fireworks-like display, carefully etched to reflect the light with astonishing intensity. Floating medallions evocative of bubbles – round, light, soft – are delicately yet dynamically placed over the front label. They feature intricate designs manually achieved by hot working the brass at 800-900°C – a style completely unique to Mazlo. Within them, spheres act as mirrors inside which viewers can see their reflection in an invitation to look deeper into this spark extraordinaire.
“My specialty and particularity is creating texture through hybrid techniques, always using my hands,” says Mazlo. “Brass is a material that reverberates the light with interesting opposition and contrast.” While creating the piece, he deliberately worked at different times of the day, so the sculpture would shine uniquely with the varying angles and intensities of the sun.
As the sculptures are creations on a totally new scale for the jeweler, he had to adapt his techniques to the larger dimensions, making the Moët & Chandon masterpieces even more exclusive. Indeed, they are the only creations of this proportion by Karl Mazlo.