When you’re the oldest champagne house in the world, it would be easy to rest on your laurels. But despite being established in 1729, the house of Ruinart is constantly innovating. In order to keep ahead of the curve, it’s not shy of hiring in some help, though – often taking advantage of its long-standing relationship with the contemporary art scene.
Its latest offering is Kotoli – a summer gift box that has been created in collaboration with the esteemed Japanese design house, Nendo.
Kotoli means ‘small bird’ in Japanese – reflected in the eponymous chest’s perch-shaped stopper, tucked into one of its pullout trays. Once placed on the bottle of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs, the metal branch accommodates two exquisite champagne flutes.
When the stopper is not on top of the bottle, the flutes can also be perched on the flat Kotoli case or on the metal bar, which serves as a handle. Talk about killing two birds with one stone…
Ruinart’s Kotoli is available from £120 at Harvey Nics.