sabine marcelis installs neon fountain inside milan's aesop store

sabine marcelis installs neon fountain inside milan's aesop store

for milan design week 2017, dutch designer sabine marcelis created a piece exclusively for the aesop store in corso magenta in milan designed by dimore studio. called ‘vedovelle fountain’, the sculptural structure stands as a transparent monolith cylinder inside the australian’s brand store, creating a dialogue between its location, heritage and values while exploring how water in motion can affect perceptions of materiality, light, and space as it improves the environment.

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the neon sculpture references milan’s drinking fountains



referencing milan’s drinking fountains—hence the name—the ‘vedovelle fountain’ by sabine marcelis is colorized in a soft, clean and tranquil robin’s-egg blue neon hue. through this illuminated transparent tubes, fresh water flows freely, down from the tops of the monolith in a graceful curtain and up, playing 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.

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the ‘vedevelle fountain’ was installed to celebrate FRAME’s 20th anniversary

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