This is the second time British designer Tom Dixon gave the iconic Hennessy X.O bottle a makeover. In 2014, British designer used a tessellation technique to a copper surface of a bottle to give a contemporary twist. Now, to celebrate its 250 years, the cognac house has reached out once again to the award-winning designer who this time applied the tessellation technique to a silver surface that reflects the light.
The bottle has been reimagined in black and gold and it reflects the light dramatically thanks to the numerous crystal-like polygons that cover its surface. Like a modern mosaic, multiple reflections of light on faceted copper reference the luxury of cut crystal and recall the rich materiality and generosity of the Cognac itself.
“I was inspired by the way precious objects are mounted, specifically the crystals in the geological museum in London,” explains Dixon. “For me, great design is about progressing within an experience. The layers of that experience should come together in one seamless object.”
The outer packaging also gets the midas treatment with a gold colored box covered with those remarkable shimmering polygons.