Frank Gehry lends his magic touch in celebrating an icon

Frank Gehry lends his magic touch in celebrating an icon

Hennessy XO ushers in its 150th anniversary with plenty of pomp and glitter

As everyone gets caught up in the excitement of Christmas and the brand-new year, cognac icon Hennessy XO – certainly a quintessential item itself in the celebrations taking part all over the country – is also commemorating a significant moment of its own. 

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Hennessy XO, brand guardian Moët Hennessy has made a timely announcement unveiling a very special, limited-edition decanter designed by world-renowned architect extraordinaire, Canadian-born Frank Gehry.

Primarily based in the United States, the 91-year-old artisan extraordinaire, famous for his iconic boundless designs (the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and The Foundation Louis Vuitton, just to name a few), has lent his signature sculptural style to reinterpret the Hennessy XO’s timeless bottle, marrying gold and glass to extol Hennessy’s rich legacy.

Drawing inspiration from the rich Hennessy XO blend and the glistening Charente River in Cognac, France, Gehry has created a true sensorial masterpiece. The Hennessy XO Frank Gehry Edition sees the equally iconic Hennessy XO bottle enveloped in a crinkled sleeve of 24K gold-dipped bronze, evoking the radiant movement of water as it reflects the light. The sculptural decanter is then encased by a fractured glass glorifier, which further amplifies the inspiration of water and light. 

“This is an amazing moment in history for Hennessy. During this time of global transformation and solidarity, Hennessy and Frank Gehry have come together to share a vision for a hopeful future as we look to amplify Hennessy’s universal values of joy, optimism, and resilience,” Thomas Bouleuc, Managing Director of Moët Hennessy Diageo Malaysia, said.

Hennessy has released a limited run of 150 extraordinary numbered decanters, imprinted with Frank Gehry’s signature, globally. A wider release of limited-edition Hennessy XO bottles also created by Frank Gehry will launch in markets worldwide, including Malaysia, soon.

So, how about making this spectacular release a gift unlike any other to a special someone, or even yourself, this festive season then? You can find out more here.

Two icons meet to create the Hennessy XO Frank Gehry Edition

There are only 150 pieces of the Hennessy XO Frank Gehry Edition available worldwide

Frank Gehry gets a guide tour of Hennessy’s cellars in Cognac

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