Jaume Plensa, known and recognised for his silhouettes of human bodies seated or kneeling who seem to scrutinise the horizon like the contemporary thinkers, was inspired by the founder of Maison Ruinart, Dom Thierry Ruinart. It is made up of universal language elements: signs, letters originating from eight different alphabets: Latin, Greek, Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese, Russian and Hindi.
Every letter, assembled by hand, creates a second skin for the form, which is always reborn in a different manner. For the creation of this work, Plensa has used stainless steel with satin shades.
On September 1st 1729 in Reims, in the heart of Champagne, Nicolas Ruinart drafted the founding act of Ruinart, which hence became the first Champagne Maison in the world. An act which, almost three centuries later, continues to be extended. It is not only expressed through its participation in leading international art fairs, but also through its commissioning of renowned artists, who provide in their own unique way their vision of the Maison.