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HENNESSY PARADIS x LORENZ BAUMER

HENNESSY PARADIS x LORENZ BAUMER

HENNESSY PARADIS x LORENZ BAUMER

To celebrate the NBA's 75th anniversary, Hennessy has teamed up with designer Lorenz Bäumer to create a new Hennessy Paradis magnum: a crystal basketball to magnify an exceptional cognac and pay tribute to the most famous basketball league of all time. The dazzling and spectacular shape of the carafe imagined by the designer, celebrates the basketball symbol of the NBA with its round shape. The breathtaking magnum tells the story of the NBA down to the smallest detail. Gold adorns the leather, weaving itself across the box. Its pattern is reminiscent of the design of parquet wooden floors. When the time to taste arrives, the story continues. A limited edition of 75 units, these magnificent magnums of 1.75l each contains a rare jewel: Hennessy Paradis.

FEATURE STORY

HENNESSY PARADIS x LORENZ BAUMER

To celebrate the NBA on its 75th anniversary, Hennessy presents Paradis in one of the most original and technically challenging carafes ever made: a basketball-shaped decanter in hand-faceted Baccarat crystal, designed by the renowned Lorenz Bäumer.

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ARTIST

Lorenz Bäumer

Turning his jeweler's eye to Hennessy's vineyards, Lorenz Bäumer recognized a shared passion for working with the treasures of nature and time. On the vines glistened clusters of gems destined to one day be encased in a precious carafe. He envisioned a dynamic, sculptural decanter that would fuse the excitement of basketball with the poetry of Paradis and the fire of a diamond.

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A dazzling know-how

He realized that vision thanks to the master craftsmen at Baccarat, the heritage crystal maker which, like Maison Hennessy, was founded in the 18th century, during the reign of King Louis XV.

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A breathtaking magnum

The resulting decanter is a feat of team spirit and crystal-making savoir-faire, forged by an alchemy of intense heat and the precision of a master artisan's gesture. Like a gemstone, each plane is hand-faceted to invite plays of light and to make every Paradis x NBA carafe a unique jewel in its own right. As finishing touches, the basketball's treads are hand-gilded, and its opening fitted with a golden key.

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COLLABORATION

HENNESSY PARADIS x LORENZ BAUMER
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HENNESSY PARADIS

A legend since its creation in 1979, Paradis is an elegant, voluptuous blend for connoisseurs. It is the magnum opus of Maurice Fillioux, Hennessy's sixth-generation Master Blender, a lifelong music lover who composed the cognac by selecting from among the rarest, most supple eaux-de-vie reserved in ancient oak barrels in the Chai Paradis cellar. Like so many notes in a musical score, their absolute balance is an ode to harmony, the expression of excellence in cognac-making savoir-faire.

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BACCARAT

The magnum is the result of unique jewellery and glasswork expertise. From the mould to the finished product, each bottle is unique. Baccarat, a place, an emblem. The prestige of a manufacture. This famous crystal factory has been showcasing its expertise since 1764. In the heart of the workshops, the heat is intense. The crystal glows inside of the ovens. The glassmakers have only one goal: to capture light, provoke emotion, exalt beauty and strive for perfection.

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DESIGN