the 2018 edition of design miami/ sees the international design fair celebrate its ten-year anniversary anniversary with luxury maison FENDI. to mark the occasion, FENDI has teamed up with designer sabine marcelis to present ‘the shapes of water’ — a project that rediscovers the element and uses it as a design tool. the result is a series of fountains inspired by ten of the most iconic symbols of craftsmanship and the logo of the roman house.

 

 

 

 

representing FENDI’s historic identity, sabine marcelis’ ten fountains are made of cast resin and feature a new version of the maison’s symbol. the fountains are exhibited on a plinth of travertine, the same stone that is found in the palazzo della civiltà italiana, an emblematic monument of FENDI’s architectural history and its headquarters since 2015. at design miami/, a piece inspired by the brand’s iconic peekaboo bag is placed at the entrance of the booth.

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image courtesy of FENDI © carl kleiner

 

 

born in the netherlands and raised in new zealand, sabine marcelis is known for exploring material properties through the manipulation of color and light, creating unexpected optical effects and uncommon chromatic shades. here, marcelis uses clean, soft lines and contrasting material choices to represent the fusion among the historical, creative, and aesthetic legacy of FENDI and its courage to provoke. see designboom’s ongoing coverage of this week’s events in miami here.


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sabine marcelis fendi
image courtesy of FENDI © carl kleiner

sabine marcelis fendi
image courtesy of FENDI © carl kleiner


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image courtesy of FENDI © carl kleiner

sabine marcelis fendi
image courtesy of FENDI © carl kleiner

sabine marcelis fendi
image courtesy of FENDI © carl kleiner


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sabine marcelis fendi
image courtesy of FENDI © carl kleiner

sabine marcelis fendi
image courtesy of FENDI © carl kleiner

sabine marcelis fendi
image courtesy of FENDI © carl kleiner


image by james harris, courtesy of design miami/


image by james harris, courtesy of design miami/

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