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Veuve Clicquot Comet by Tom Dixon

More pavilions: British designer Tom Dixon has designed a gazebo for champagne brand Veuve Clicquot.


The Veuve Clicquot Comet will feature at the final of the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup polo championship at Cowdray Park, West Sussex next month.


The pavilion is based on the Comete light Dixon designed for the brand's Out of the Box exhibition in Milan in April. See our movie about the Out of the Box exhibition, which includes an interview with Dixon.

Here's some text from Veuve Clicquot:


The Comet has landed at Cowdray Park Cutting edge design collides with tradition to reinvent the Season at the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup Polo Tournament

The Veuve Clicquot Comet

Commissioned by Design Research Studio under the creative direction of internationally renowned designer Tom Dixon, the Veuve Clicquot Comet adds the element of surprise to the pinnacle event of the British Season Continuing Veuve Clicquot’s mission to innovate and re-energise the Season through cutting edge design collaborations, the Veuve Clicquot Comet, a reinterpretation of classic summer item the gazebo, offers Polo aficionados a stylish experience at the Final of the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup Polo Tournament, and an exclusive preview of the Design object of the Season.

Inspired by the iconic champagne’s comet logo, the Comet is a natural evolution of the designer’s work, the Comet Lamp presented at Milan’s Salone del Mobile in April. Tom Dixon said “I had a vision of sitting inside a comet drinking champagne! Foolish, it’s true, but from a construction point of view, the spherical shape is extremely rational in terms of structural integrity, which allows me to use a recycled and recyclable, lightweight material for these temporary pleasure domes, which will look like Veuve Clicquot Comets that have crashed into the polo field”.

Audacious in its conception, the Veuve Clicquot Comet is filled with the finest of fixtures and fittings offering a dynamic design experience to heighten the day’s enjoyment.

Situated on the lawn outside the Veuve Clicquot bar to enter and enjoy, and behind the goal on display to admire. The Comets have limited space, so come early to secure your place, and enjoy Polo watching at its most indulgent!

The Final of the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup for the British Open Polo Championship will be held on Sunday, 19th July 2009, at Cowdray Park, Midhurst, West Sussex. With a prestigious history spanning more than fifty years, the Gold Cup is considered the most coveted prize in the world of polo and the Championship an international showcase for the sport’s most outstanding players.

2009 sees leading Champagne House Veuve Clicquot sponsoring the tournament into a fifteenth year during which time Finals day has become one of the most stylish and popular sporting events of the summer season.

This year’s tournament opens on Tuesday 23rd June and around 40 matches will take place during the course of the 2009 British Open Championship. Quarter Finals take place on the weekend of 11/12th July and Semi Finals on Thursday 16th July culminating in the Final of the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup on Sunday 19th July.

The ultimate in design meets the desire to watch the finest polo tournament in the country. For everything about the Season visit: