For the first time ever, the state-of-art safe showcasing the “100 YEARS, The Song We’ll Hear Only #IfWeCare” to be released in the year 2117 was exhibited on July 17-19 on the Honorable William Wall, the Manhattan Yacht Club’s floating bar on the Hudson River. This unique safe, created by Fichet Bauche, is only destructible when submerged in water. The disc, made of clay from the chalky soil of Cognac, was entirely surrounded by water for the whole three day activation. Luckily, the safe and disc withstood the thunderstorm weather conditions that hit New York mid-week. Global Director of LOUIS XIII Cognac, Ludovic du Plessis said, “It has been a remarkable accomplishment for us to display our project « 100 years » on this floating bar. I am very happy that New Yorkers were able to discover the safe encapsulating the clay vinyl for the next 100 Years. A real piece of art. The clay disc has never been so close to the water’s edge for this length of time. If we care, the ocean will not rise drastically and the clay vinyl will be safe which means our descendants will be able to hear that song”.
To celebrate the artistic project, LOUIS XIII Cognac hosted a series of private events at this iconic location, to present the “100 Years” safe showcasing an original piece of music that will only be released in the year 2117, one century from now, if we address the consequences of global warming #ifwecare. Guests enjoyed the spectacular views of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. Notable attendees included Famke Janssen, Gretchen Mol, Brendan Fallis, Peter Sowagi, and more.