Aesop Vedovelle Fountain
Commissioned by Frame Magazine
Photography: Courtesy of Frame Magazine, 2017
Vedovelle Fountain, explores how water in motion can affect perceptions of materiality, light, and space while improving its environment.
Consisting of a transparent monolith cylinder illuminated by robin’s-egg blue neon, the Vedovelle Fountain refers to the Milanese vedovelle drinking fountains that provide the city’s thirsty citizens and travellers with a continuous supply of fresh water. In this installation, water flows down from the tops of the monolith in a graceful curtain and up through transparent tubes to play with the neon light and air bubbles. The constant motion of the water also gently purifies the air, and releases negative ions – just as waterfalls and ocean waves do, creating a sense of relaxation and restoration.
Exclusively designed for the Aesop store on Corso Magenta, Milan during the Salone del Mobile 2017