Martell XO Exclusive Architect Edition Paul Andreu
Creating a unique cognac is an creative challenge like designing a monumental building. For Martell, the leading cognac brand that stands for superior quality since 1715, reason to seek collaboration with Paul Andreu, one of the most famous French architects of the moment. The result: The Martell XO Exclusive Paul Andreu Architect Edition.
The architectural style of Paul Andreu is characterized by light, transparency and weightlessness. These features are also reflected in the special design for the housing of the characteristic Martell XO bottle. The front of the enclosure designed by French architect an elegant, protective shell of crystal. The transparency of the shell accentuates the amber color of the cognac, which is the result of long aging in wooden barrels. The decoration on the shell indicates that similar to the dome of the National Grand Theater of China in Beijing, one of the most famous works of Andreu. The rear housing is a special plastic that has the look of brushed aluminum.
Paul Andreu (1938) graduated in 1968 as an architect at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. His famous works include the Grande Arche at La Defense in Paris (together with von Spreckelsen JO), the Olympic ski in Courchevel, the terminal of the Channel Tunnel and the nearby Cité Europe complex. Andreu has won many prizes in, including the Grand Prix National d’Architecture and the International Crystal Globe.
To the exclusive cooperation of the stress, the Martell XO Exclusive Paul Andreu Architect Edition in a very limited edition on the market. There are only thirty bottles to the Netherlands.