Frank Gehry Designs A Limited-Edition Bottle Of Hennessy X.O. For Their 150th Anniversary
by Rudy Sanchez on 09/29/2020 | 2 Minute Read
Architect Frank Gehry is famous for his masterpieces like the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the Louis Vuitton Foundation. His experiential and free-flowing style, use of non-traditional materials, and lack of adherence to any single movement made him an icon of the last century.
However, Frank Gehry’s latest work isn’t a building, but a reinterpretation of the iconic Hennessy X.O decanter in celebration of the spirit’s 150th anniversary.
The LA-based architect approached the design of the bottle by taking into consideration the environment, culture, and heritage that surrounds it. A crinkled sleeve, made of brass and dipped in gold, found inspiration in the twisting grapevines and the glistening water of the Charente River and surrounds the Hennessy X.O bottle. The 24-carat organic shapes create ripples of light reflecting off the bottle, and the decanter gets accompanied by a glass bottle glorifier. Taken together, they further the organic, water-like design.
“The decanter has a strikingly different texture of crumpled, shimmering gold with translucent glass, a combination that evokes the waters of the Charente River flowing over the rocks. I am not afraid to try and break boundaries,” Gehry said.
So, if you ever wanted to know what it’s like to drink a bottle of Henny out of a crumpled up piece of glass that kinda-sorta looks like a golden paper bag, well, here’s your chance.