The Hennessy Maison has always cultivated strong connections with the great men and women of an era. In the recent years, the architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte was commissioned to modernise the exhibition and cultural center on the Quais Hennessy at Cognac. These ancestral walls were renovated to display the company’s history. It is a humbling experience to stroll through this museum, moving from temporary exhibitions to timeless cellar. The richness of Hennessy cognac inspires leading designers. In 1999, Baccarat’s designer created a decanter with round curves for Hennessy Timeless, bringing Hennessy into the third millennium… In 2007, the artist Jean-Michel Othoniel created "Beauté du Siècle" as a tribute to the 100th birthday of the patriarch Kilian Hennessy, former president of the company and a passionate visionary of Hennessy’s development. This sublime work includes crystal, wood and steel fashioned with the combined talents of leading master artisans such as Salviati, Guerlain, Saint-Just and Baccarat. In 2009, Olga Berluti, heir to the famous line of bootmakers, created an exclusive edition of 150 pieces for the second Mathusalem version of X.O, a ceremonial six-liter container presented in a leather-encased chest. More recently, Arik Levy, artist and sculptor, reinterpreted the X.O Mathusalem chest. Hennessy's connection to the Art world also includes street artists. Since 2009, the Maison has asked renowned graffiti artists like Futura, Kaws, Kesh and Burrows to use their talents and provide their vision to design labels, making Hennessy an even stronger name in contemporary culture. Hennessy continues its relationship with art by inspiring increasingly audacious creations from the 21st century's great artists.