Octave de Gaulle
In 2007, Octave de Gaulle enrolled in Paris Advanced National School of Industrial Creation and carried on his studies at the Politecnico in Milan and the Köln International School of Design (Cologne).
His graduation project Distiller One explores the challenge of designing objects for Space through various products, including a wine bottle and glass. This work will enable him to obtain a summa cum laude degree from ENSCI-Les Ateliers and a Master of European Design degree in 2013.
Since his graduation, Octave de Gaulle has dedicated himself to the design and study of objects and environments that accompany humans in space. He measures the gap between how we imagine life in Space to be, and the crude reality of the existing installations.
In 2015, together with British designer Matthew Sindall, he creates Spade Agency, a design company that aspires to find the ideal forms that would allow people to live, not just survive, in space. Their first client is Champagne company G.H Mumm.
After three years of research, including several Zero-G flights onboard Novespace’s Airbus A310, G.H. Mumm unveils Spade’s invention in September 2018: Mumm Grand Cordon Stellar, a bottle of Champagne for Space. The project is awarded several design prizes (including a Red Dot design award) and is currently under further development with French Space agency CNES.
Octave de Gaulle’s work on Space design has had international media coverage and has been featured in solo exhibition « Civiliser l’Espace » in 2015 at Bordeaux Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, and in 2019 « Renversant » exhibition, at Bordeaux Cité du Vin.
More than 100 years dedicated to the production of glass containers, for the food and beverage industries, BA Glass is based on continuous innovation and internal entrepreneurship. The company has perfected a business model inspired by the group’s values HeART – Humbleness, Ambition, Rigour and Transparency, with emotion. With 12 plants in 7 different countries, BA produces 23 560 000 glass containers every day and aims to achieve the vision to Wrap Dreams Beyond Packaging, by HeART, offering added value to the market, by being a partner to its customers, providing unique experiences to the consumer and challenging its people with a collective ambition which promotes each person’s individual development.
With more than 150 years of history, Freixenet is the number one wine company in Spain and the world leader in the traditional method sparkling wine market.
The group has expanded far beyond Sant Sadurní d’Anoia headquarters, branching out into the best wine territories, with growing partners in Europe, America and Oceania, working all year in order to produce the best grapes.
Today, Freixenet’s Cordon Negro and Carta Nevada lead a range of sparkling Cavas sold in over 100 countries, made at Sant Sadurní d’Anoia winery. Freixenet also makes wines in 16 of the world’s most prestigious wine regions, from California to Argentina and from Australia to La Rioja
Following the lifelong commitment of creating singular wines, the production and distribution has become more efficient and sustainable, helping the world celebrate while respecting the environment.
CHAMPAGNE DIDIER CHOPIN
Passionate about wine, Didier Chopin founded his Champagne House in 1989, at Champlat-Boujacourt, in the heart of the Marne valley. Being a family owned business, it has acquired new plots and experienced a sustainable growth since then. Aiming to provide a high standard product line with superb flavour, Champagne Didier Chopin nowadays produces 500 000 bottles a year, exporting to more than 30 countries including England, Belgium, China, Italy, the USA, and others.
The attention to detail, by assuring excellent workmanship in the vines while respecting the ground where they grow their grapes, is a clear sign of the commitment with Tradition and Innovation, the core values of the brand.
“We are making a Champagne to share it, because the best part of tasting is still sharing.”
BACALHÔA + ALIANÇA
Bacalhôa Vinhos de Portugal is a family-controlled company dating back to the 1920s. Present in 7 Portuguese wine regions, with a total of 1200 ha of vines from 40 different grape varieties and 3 wine-producing centers, Bacalhôa Vinhos de Portugal is one of the biggest and most innovative wine-making companies in Portugal. With a total capacity of 20 million liters, 15,000 oak barrels and an area of vines in production of about 1200 hectares, developing a range of wines throughout the years that has ensured a solid reputation and the preference of national and international wine lovers.
In 2007, Bacalhôa became the major shareholder of Aliança Vinhos de Portugal, an iconic company founded in 1927. Initially based in Bairrada, it expanded to other well-known demarcated and regulated wine regions, such as Alentejo, Dão, Douro and Beiras. Alongside the expansion of Aliança’s terroirs and the constant evolution in all the production stages, there has also been a strong investment in wine tourism, making sure that the traditional heritage of the brand is preserved.
Technological Innovation and a creative approach to the realities of the market guarantee that Bacalhôa Vinhos de Portugal remains in the forefront of wine production, with a commitment to create wines that provide unique and surprising experiences, with high quality and consistency, taking Portugal to the World – one wine glass at a time.