Mischer'Traxler's flute for Perrier-Jouët "makes champagne bubble at a certain spot"

Small Discoveries: in our second movie for Perrier-Jouët, Viennese design duo Mischer'Traxler discuss the champagne flute they designed for the brand, which causes bubbles to stream from a small engraved moth.

Mischer'Traxler's champagne flute for Perrier-Jouët's Blasson Rosé

Mischer'Traxler's champagne flute for champagne house Perrier-Jouët features the outline of four moths around one side of the glass.

The smallest of the insects has been laser-engraved on the inside of the flute, creating an irregular surface that triggers bursts of fine bubbles when champagne is poured into the glass.

Mischer'Traxler's champagne flute for Perrier-Jouët's Blasson Rosé

"The flutes are designed to be very simple at first glance," Thomas Traxler explains in the movie. "You see a flock of moths. But as soon as you pour in champagne, one of the moths becomes the starting point for all the bubbles."

Mischer'Traxler's champagne flute for Perrier-Jouët's Blasson Rosé

Traxler says he and his partner Katharina Mischer got the idea after discovering what causes champagne to effervesce when it is poured into a glass.

"During our research on flutes of champagne, we found out that champagne actually starts bubbling where there are irregularities in the glass," he explains.

Mischer'Traxler's champagne flute for Perrier-Jouët's Blasson Rosé

"It's the first time that [Perrier-Jouët has] engraved a glass in such a way to really make champagne bubble at a certain spot," Mischer adds. "It's not so easy to engrave a glass from the inside, because of course you cannot go through the glass [from the outside]. You have to find the perfect angle."

The champagne flute is the first product to be released in the Small Discoveries series, a year-long collaboration between Mischer'Traxler and Perrier-Jouët, which was launched at Design Miami 2014 with an interactive installation called Ephemerā.

You can watch Mischer'Traxler discuss the installation in the movie above.

Mischer'sTraxler's packaging for Perrier-Jouët's Blasson Rosé

The flutes will be available to buy together with a bottle of Perrier-Jouët's Blason Rosé in a special gift pack, which will be released by Perrier-Jouët in time for Valentine's Day.

The cardboard packaging, which Mischer'Traxler also designed, features laser-cut bubbles and insects.

"We tried to incorporate species that are used in the Ephemerā installation," says Traxler.

Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler
Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler. Copyright: Dezeen

Dezeen is documenting the Small Discoveries project all year at www.dezeen.com/perrier-jouet-small-discoveries.

This movie was produced by Dezeen for Perrier-Jouët. It was filmed at Design Miami 2014 and the music featured is a track called Basic by 800xL.

Mischer'Traxler's champagne flute for Perrier-Jouët's Blasson Rosé