Le Songe D'Eugénie
Eugénie’s Confusion

Peter Marino



This object, made for the private collections of the perfumer Guerlain marks the 160th anniversary of the famous Bee Bottle, created for the wedding of Napoleon III.
The complex shapes of the object, its enigmatic reflections, evoke the confused and unfathomable feelings relating to the thwarted destiny of the Empress Eugenie.

Techniques :
The slab of black glass framed in stainless steel was achieved through thermal compression moulding of the glass. The “pools” of perfume were fashioned from solid glass blocks and polished by hand.

Features : Object
Création, design and execution : Atelier Emmanuel Barrois
Architect : Peter Marino
Client : Guerlain

Signature Songe D'Eugénie