Grande champagne Cognac LOUIS XIII will be presenting L’ODYSSÉE D’UN ROI, a travelling showcase in collaboration with three other French luxury houses HERMÈS, PUIFORCAT and SAINT-LOUIS that will see one of three sets of their creations arrive in Singapore for an exclusive showcase from Monday 25th to Thursday 28th July at the presidential suite of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore.
As part of the collaboration more than 50 individual artisans devoted over 1,000 hours to produce these three bespoke artwork sets, each prestigious house adding their own creative input and flair into each of them. Each set would be unique, its design and contents inspired by the continent for which it is destined to visit, and would consist of:
- A bespoke trunk hand-stitched by HERMÈS using the nest leathers and evoking a bygone era of luxury travel,
- A white gold pipette forged by the Art Deco silversmith PUIFORCAT for the ritual of service,
- A sublime crystal decanter and four elegant serving glasses — mouth-blown, cut and wheel-engraved by hand at the royal cristallerie SAINT-LOUIS. Each decanter is etched with a 19th-century map of the continent where it is bound, and
- A blend of LOUIS XIII Cognac enriched with a selection of the house’s oldest treasures from Grande Champagne, that each cellar master pass on to each other, from generation to generation. Added to the final blend are three of the oldest eaux-de-vie dating back from the end of 19th century.
Completing each unique set would be a beautiful book that chronicles LOUIS XIII’s mythical journeys that begin on a 16th-century battlefield in rural France but will touch every corner of the globe.
After transversing the world the masterpieces will finally be auctioned off by Sotheby’s inNew York (September 2016), Hong-Kong (October 2016) and London (November 2016), with proceeds benefitting THE FILM FOUNDATION, an international non-profit organisation dedicated to preserving the world’s cinematic heritage for generations to come.
“L’ODYSSÉE D’UN ROI is truly the result of a work of art and genius, a veritable tribute to craftsmanship and time. Much like the time, nesse and care it takes to create LOUIS XIII, so it is with the process of preserving classic cinema,” said Ludovic du Plessis, LOUIS XIII Global Executive Director. “We therefore decided that the proceeds of our project will be donated to THE FILM FOUNDATION, a group dedicated to lm preservation and the exhibition of restored and classic cinema, a cultural legacy that one generation leaves to another.”
You can watch the making of the L’ODYSSÉE D’UN ROI masterpieces in this short video: