independent.co.uk : Style & design: Items and Icons bubbly etc

independent.co.uk : Style & design: Items and Icons bubbly etc

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Publication Date: 22nd November 1997

The champagne fountain, abiding image of Twenties extravagance, familiar to flanneled fools and first-class passengers on ocean liners, has been recreated as an

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by 23-year-old Chelsea College of Art graduate, David Cotterrell. It consists of 120 free-standing traditional saucer glasses. Mr Cotterrell did not break one. His difficulty was getting hold of them - people drink champagne from flutes these days. Sign of the times: the beverage is water, not champagne, and recycled at that.

Price pounds 2,350 at the Paton Gallery, London E8, until 30 November (0181-986 3409).

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