Hennessy is pleased to unveil its groundbreaking collaboration with renowned British designer Tom Dixon and an innovative new design for Hennessy X.O. A unique, contemporary rendition of the house’s traditional carafe, Hennessy X.O Exclusive Collection by Tom Dixon is a distinctive and harmonious study in light and materiality, shape and finish.
“The Hennessy X.O carafe is a timeless object that I wanted to treat in an original, modern way,” explains Dixon. The Exclusive Collection X.O carafe by Tom Dixon nods to tradition while showcasing state-of-the-art technique. Through the process of tessellation, the designer has created a striking visual tribute to the more than 100 eaux de vie composing the Hennessy X.O blend. Like a modern mosaic, multiple reflections of light on faceted copper reference the luxury of cut crystal and recall the rich materiality and generosity of the Cognac itself. Hennessy X.O Exclusive Collection VII by Tom Dixon honours the celebrated Cognac’s history while moving its aesthetic into new territory.
A pioneer and a true original, Tom Dixon’s commitment to innovative design and manufacture and vision of “illuminating and furnishing the future” has produced numerous iconic pieces, many of which are now in permanent collections across the globe. Among awards and nominations he was named the Design Museum’s ‘Designer of the Year’. An entirely self-taught talent, Dixon uses the diversity of his own experience to recast familiar objects in a compelling new light. Yet for all its modernity, Mr. Dixon’s work is clearly anchored in a sense of continuity.
“To me, an innovator needs to think beyond ‘now’ and look for connections between different worlds,” says Dixon. “I see a clear distinction between fashionable objects and long-lasting ones. Timeless pieces tend to build on the past in a way that hasn’t been seen before.”
“I was inspired by the way precious objects are mounted, specifically the crystal in the geological museum in London, explains Dixon. In the designer’s hands, the Hennessy X.O bottle remains immediately recognizable, yet feels completely new. A collectible in its own right, Hennessy X.O Exclusive Collection VII by Tom Dixon stands out like a vivid copper gem encased in a faceted gift box, the first one the house has ever produced in matte metal.
The Hennessy X.O Exclusive Collection VII by Tom Dixon re-imagines the refined taste of success of Hennessy X.O through a new expression of its iconic decanter; an elegant catalyst of conversation during social occasions. For enquiries, kindly contact Moët Hennessy Diageo Malaysia on +603 2053 8688.