PONT DES ARTS
UNIQUE ART & WINE COLLECTIONS
Co-founded and co-owned by
Arthur de Villepin and Thibault Pontallier
PONT DES ARTS is an exclusive, limited collection of fine wines and spirits, a bridge between Art and Wine, the East and West, and collectors and newcomers alike. Pont des Arts marries the best from the Art world (such as Zao Wou-Ki, Yue Minjun and Miquel Barceló) and the Wine world (Paul Pontallier and other highly respected wine experts from France).
When founders, Arthur de Villepin and Thibault Pontallier, met in Hong Kong in 2010, they shared a common goal: to promote abroad what France does best. Arthur was passionate about art and loved wine, Thibault was passionate about wine and loved art. The project combines their French roots and lifestyle with different cultures and talents.
Pont des Arts has been creating exclusive art and wine collections since 2010 and is now available in more than 20 countries.
Every bottle produced adorns carefully selected pieces of art, chosen together with the artist, to match the flavor profile of each wine. The two founders went to Zao Wou-Ki’s and Miquel Barceló’s atelier in Paris and Yue Minjun’s in Beijing several times, ensuring the emotions that are evoked when drinking great wine or looking at great art are intrinsically linked through Pont des Arts
Thibault Pontallier and his father – the legendary French winemaker Paul Pontallier – spent many years alongside other wine experts from Bordeaux and Burgundy tasting, blending and creating this limited collection of fine wines. They looked for the best terroirs and the best grapes in France, tasting more than 700 different parcels, to realise this unique project. As Arthur de Villepin points out ‘‘the wines themselves are works of Art’’.
“Pont des Arts is a beautiful story and a bridge, not only between Art & Wine, but also between some of the best regions of wine in the world. Together with my son Thibault, and a few winemakers/friends, we have explored many different terroirs in order to create this limited collection of fine wines.Our goal is to express the personality of their origin together with our vision of what fine wines should deliver: balance, freshness, enough density but not at the expense of subtlety, and above all, pleasure of drinking!”
Paul Pontallier – World-renowned French winemaker
First photography label worldwide
Far too often in daily life, people take for granted what is in front of them and take things at face value. In the way that art enables people to approach a subject-matter from a different angle, often from that of an artist, YellowKorner endeavours to inspire people to analyse and re-evaluate the society at large.
YellowKorner was created in 2006 by Alexandre de Metz and Paul-Antoine Briat. Discovering their shared passion for art, Arthur de Villepin decided to partner with them in 2013 in order to develop YellowKorner within the Greater China region.
One of the malaises of our time is the simplification and trivialisation of art, which is often wrongly equated with banal, effortless and passive leisure. Arthur de Villepin firmly believes and advocates that true art is a profound philosophical subject to be explored. While the erudite before us have dedicated their entire life in pursuit of beauty and truth, the genuine appreciation of art calls for mindful inquisition and thoughtful experience. Via art and its various forms, Arthur de Villepin is passionate about sharing his experience of and insights into the subject.
With some 1,500 art photographs by more than 150 artists, YellowKorner’s extensive collection comprises both iconic names and rising stars. Each print is produced in limited edition with unique series number and certificate of authenticity.
To accomplish the aforestated mission with maximum effect, YellowKorner is determined to make art accessible to everyone. YellowKorner is the pioneer of affordable art, in the form of art photography offered in limited editions. In democratising and popularising art, YellowKorner promotes talents from different trends and traditions. If exceptional art usually carries with it a prohibitive price tag, YellowKorner is a revolutionary.
Ever since the opening of its first gallery in Paris, YellowKorner has grown from strength to strength, currently with more than 80 galleries in America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and now Asia.
Combining stylistic diversity and artistic quality, YellowKorner offers art photographs in different size, framing and finishing, as well as private consulting and corporate services.
Freshness and style from farm to table
As the edible element of Art de Vivre Group, Tartine recognises that food is not only an essential part of lifestyle, but also an attitude of life with regards to enjoyment and existence. Applying the most delicate of culinary skills to the finest of ingredients, Tartine is French gourmet with a modern Zeitgeist of minimalism specifically created for Asia. A tartine is, in essence, a theatre of culinary delights with a seemingly plain slice of quality bread as the performance stage.
Tartine is a romantic yet resolute reaction against the fast food culture prevalent in our society. Countering the hectic and thoughtless consumption of unnatural food produced industrially, Tartine invites diners to take time to discover the charm of gourmet characterised by simplicity and elegance, with a discernible flair from the la belle époque era guided by innovation and optimism.
Fine ingredients being the first step of creating gourmet, Tartine went the extra mile in sourcing the unassuming yet top quality sourdough bread, which would be the edible canvas on which colours and delights are brought to life by Michelin-starred chef Philippe Orrico. Sourcing the finest ingredients from around the world, Tartine is a culinary discovery journey as versatile as a kaleidoscope, with imagination as the boundary.
Quality at its purest form requires now masking, which is why Tartine believes in the adage less is more in culinary preparation, allowing the quality of seemingly simple ingredients to shine naturally, resulting in the savoury surprise in each bite. “Let the ingredients do the talking” is our their mantra.
Bordering on the obsessive when it comes to sourcing ingredients, this farm-to-table concept requires, as far as possible, organic local produce. It is our their firm believe that when ingredients are grown with care, harvested at optimum ripeness and served close to its origin, the end-product can be a culinary experience that nourishes and satisfies on many levels.
Tartine’s modern chic premise provides a care-free and soothing atmosphere, where guests can unwind with family and friends, in a manner which resembles the delightful scenes depicted by impressionist paintings of the la belle époque era. Tartine embodies a casual expression underpinning culinary confidence, namely that the tartines are much more than just food, but a certain joie de vivre.
MR. GREEN JUICE
ORGANIC CAFÉ AND JUICERY
A breath of fresh air to the concept of healthy living, Mr. Green Juice offers organic cold-pressed raw juices, soups and dairy-free nut milks of the finest taste and highest quality.
Mr. Green Juice was founded in 2014 by Laurie Mias, who decided to join forces with Arthur de Villepin in the following year. In a chance encounter, they noticed that Hong Kong, for all its culinary diversity, somehow lacked a healthy food concept.
Their ambition is to make the world a better place by means of education, healing, guidance and support. Keeping ourselves healthy is the first step towards our better and higher self. The mission of Mr. Green Juice, therefore, is to encourage people to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle, as well as to support them in their quest for health, happiness and a better self.
To achieve the said objectives, Mr. Green Juice, the only organic juicery in Hong Kong, offers a temptingly tasty and ultra-convenient solution, delivered straight to the doorstep of customers daily. Mr. Green Juice strives to offer the best juices to customers for their nutritious and healing effects, thereby help improve health and wellbeing of the local community.
To bring out the best of us, each of Mr. Green Juice’s twelve juices, two soups, and six non-dairy nut milks provides the best nature has to offer. Sourced from the New Territories, all fruits and vegetables are locally produced and 100% organic. Cold pressed – a process to extract running juice from the pulp and fibre of fruits and vegetables – and unpasteurised, hence raw juice, each bottle of Mr Green Juice is made from 1kg of fruits and vegetables, containing three times more nutrients and enzymes than ordinary juices.
Whether for a green fix or refreshment, Mr Green Juice is an easy way to stay healthy and slim. It is, in a nutshell, a wholesome and healthy lifestyle delivered to your doorstep to help you be your best self, every day.
Authentic and memorable events
The event management wing of the Art de Vivre Group, Rouge is a full service organiser and producer of first-rate events. Whether it is corporate or charity event, private or gala dinner, cocktail party, grand opening or product launch, we have in our bag a unique solution aimed at strengthening your brand image, exceeding your expectation and delighting your guests.
With comprehensive experience in various aspects related to event management, our internationally oriented team offer bespoke event design and realisation to suit each individual client’s specific needs and requirements. From the conceptualisation stage to the implementation phase, we provide fully personalised service characterised by professionalism, thoroughness and transparency without undermining necessary flexibility.
Truly outstanding events require utmost dedication and attention to details. Underpinned by knowledge and experience, the creativity and inventiveness of our in-house team are put into use in such a way as to epitomise and enhance the definitive identity of your brand. This overarching principle is further bolstered by our extensive network and strategic partnerships with key stakeholders in the sector, hence we are proud to offer clients privileged access to exclusive venues as well as the rate opportunity to engage the finest of artists, musicians and performers.
Drawing from his broad experience in the restaurant sector, Saoud Maherzi went on to create his own event management company Caprice Groupe and achieved remarkable growth over the years. During one of his regular visits in Hong Kong, he met Arthur de Villepin at a Pont des Arts cocktail event. Upon realising that they shared a common ambition, Arthur de Villepin and Saoud Maherzi decided to join forces to introduce to Hong Kong a brand new concept of event management, one that is based on the tactful combination of exclusive venues and imaginative ideas.
ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN EXPERT
Vision is an all rounded creative studio, taking its unique approach at Architecture, interior design, product & graphic design, and scenography Vision works closely with brands to develop creative solutions.
Vision is the latest brand by the Art de Vivre group; an architectural & design studio created in April 2016 in Hong Kong, with the aim of helping any business to build thoughtful and purpose-driven brand and retail environments.
Led by Louis-Mathieu Chon, a veteran with extensive experience in interior design, event management and luxury products. Vision’s creative team consists of experts in architecture, interior designers and graphic designers.
Vision provides a comprehensive service embracing the essence of the brand to develop designs that enhances its own definitive identity. Our business will work through steps by steps with brands to implement ideas. This will ensure consistency with established standards and client’s expectations.
From definition to conceptualisation, from preparation to implementation, our creative team takes care of every single step along the way with uncompromising standards to not only meet, but also exceed, client’s expectations. Vision works at any scale with the same degree of invention and clarity of purpose.
ART DE VIVRE
Global vision with local expertise
The Investment Branch of the Art de Vivre Group comprises functions of a private equity firm as well those of a venture capital firm.
Art de Vivre Investment pledges to deliver superior returns for clients over the long run. Beyond capital preservation – fundamental as it is – the Investment Branch actively seeks companies with substantial potential and sustainable competitiveness based on management quality and competitive strength.
Over the years, the Investment Branch has been pivotal to the success of many start-ups and mid-caps across North America, Europe and Asia from such a diverse range of industries as banking and insurance, internet and technology, logistics and transport, pharmaceuticals and mining.
Art de Vivre Investment fully leverages on the global reach and influence of our strategic advisors. The strong bond with our worldwide network brings us best in class deal origination ability.
Our in-house investment team have a multi disciplinary background that brings fundamental value in every phase of investment and advisory.
Art de Vivre Investment has also a strong business background through the commercial branch helping the company to understand better the economic outlook along with the usage of recognized consulting process during deal assessments.
This dual expertise makes Art de Vivre Investment a reliable and efficient actor to deliver excellent expertise in investment.
At Art de Vivre Investment, we invest in and partner with industry-leading companies that are poised for global growth and disrupting social stigma.
For instance, Art de Vivre Investment built a strong partnership with Lamivoie a family office headquartered in Hong Kong, which focuses on wealth and capital management and with ACE & company a global private equity group specialized in co-investment, buyout and secondary investment based in Switzerland.
With in-depth knowledge, substantial experience and steadfast integrity as the bedrock of success, the Investment Branch pledges to deliver superior returns for clients over the long run.
We possess a balanced portfolio while employing diversification and hedges to reduce volatility in :
lending businesses with leading actor such as CRF or Compare Europe, Technology with UBER and growing startups, and healthcare with innovative company like Invicta.
Candidate companies are comprehensively researched and rigorously analysed by our expert team.
Our strategic advisory services provides value-added advice in a global complex context. We provide a wide range of advisory services across many industries worldwide :
– Financial & Strategic Advisory
– Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory
– Pre IPO Advisory
– Private Placements
– Capital Raising
– Investor Relations
Photo credits: Olivier Yoan
Arthur de Villepin
The Art de Vivre Group pledges to make a real difference in people’s everyday life by propagating the concept of the art of living with a certain French flair.
In the increasingly globalised world in which we live, the concept of quality of life often becomes confused in the face of our hectic, even if involuntary, lifestyle. Countering the misguided belief that money equals quality, the Art de Vivre Group endeavours to introduce European savoir faire to contemporary Asia, to share with people a new concept of living and the capacity to enjoy life.
Arthur de Villepin is the Founder and CEO of the Art de Vivre Group. Son of former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, Arthur de Villepin was born in the United States and spent his childhood in India, as his father was posted to the French embassies in the said countries. His mother is the celebrated sculptor Marie-Laure de Villepin, who instilled in Arthur de Villepin a genuine love for art.
Repatriating to France at the age of ten, Arthur de Villepin completed secondary education in his native country and graduated with a degree in International Relations in the United Kingdom. Arthur de Villepin had the unusual experience of perceiving France before actually living there, which would help shape his views on French culture and life in general. A staunch believer in the art of life and one with his own insights, Arthur de Villepin sets out on his journey to advocate and propagate art in everyday life.
With offices in Paris, Bordeaux, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing, the Art de Vivre group comprises 60+ employees, an investment and a commercial branch.
Art de Vivre Investments empowers and partners with industry leading companies that are poised for global growth and disrupting social stigma. It pledges to deliver superior returns for clients over the long run.
The Art de Vivre Group is the vehicle with which Founder and CEO Arthur de Villepin introduces art into everyday life. It is his genuinely held belief that the best elements of French culture and tradition can transcend borders and adapt to new horizons, for the pursuit of art and pleasure is one important factor which unites mankind.
Its Commercial Branch covers six principal sectors including art, gastronomy, wine, lifestyle and design/production, the Art de Vivre Group is the synergy of its constituent enterprises.
– Pont des Arts
– Mr Green Juice
Working in unison with one another, the six different enterprises have a comprehensive and diverse portfolio of offerings, united by a common passion of life and artistic adventure. The Art de Vivre Group is a unique journey through art with the aim to cultivate and educate, enjoy and, celebrate.
We cordially invite you to embark with us on this artistic journey.
The Art de Vivre Group is committed to making the concept of art of living accessible to everyone. Whether it is via the Group’s wine collection, restaurant or juicery, art, design or production company, the Art de Vivre Group endeavours to trigger emotions through experiences in various aspects of life.
For all the benefits globalisation brings to our everyday life such as the fusion of cultures and abundance of offers, it can in various ways result in the loss of quality. Faced with multi faceted offers and options, an authoritative reference point, one based on originality, is often missing. Identity is not to be copied, but embodied in the way we live our daily life, the way we think, and what we consume.
Finding itself at this turning point, the Art de Vivre Group is actively involved in this movement of consciousness. As the pioneer of this social change, the Art de Vivre Group pledges to try to make the world a better place and restore us to our true selves through its brands, spanning various aspects of life.
It is long-lasting memories, not material items, that the Art de Vivre Group seeks to create. Without falling into the trap of consumerist lifestyle, the Art de Vivre Group focuses on pure quality to bring back to modern life the value of good old times.
Drawing experts and talents from different cultural backgrounds, the Art de Vivre Group aims nothing less than to redefine the concept of luxury in Asia, one which is not determined by price tags, but genuine quality, indelible memories and heartfelt emotions. The art of living, as the Art de Vivre Group firmly believes, is about enjoying life, living it to the full and taking it to the next level, at which apparently routine elements turn exceptional.
We are pleased, therefore, to share with you each and every moment that creates experience and emotions, by bringing about the finest elements in life.
PONT DES ARTS
Unique Art and Wine Collections
First photography label worldwide
Freshness and style from farm to table
MR. GREEN JUICE
Organic café and juicery
Authentic memorable events
Architecture and Design expert
Global vision with local expertise