A haze of champagne yielding gently into art Joanna Pitman, The Times
Last night was the launch we did for the highly original collaboration between Veuve Clicquot and one of the most innovative arts venues in London, The Wapping Project. Yellow 1877 is a celebration of Veuve Clicquot’s unique yellow colour first registered in Reims 130 years ago. As guests approached the party last night, they were met by a dazzling array of candles underneath Sam Spenser’s tree, dramatically canopied in silk umbrellas. Before the entrance, architects Shed 54 put Stairways and Reflection, a structural piece using neon light streets inside the accumulator tower. The ‘mistress of the jigsaw’ gave everyone a piece of yellow jigsaw with a number of it which they would then play later in the evening, while a dance by choreographer Maresa Von Stockert was performed in vaults within the boiler space. A small grove of silver birch trees was also the setting for a yellow phone box – that rang during the evening. Endless Veuve Clicquot champagne, great music by DJ Nikki and one of the most inventive evenings we have all had in a long time.