FENDI Presents: The Shapes of Water by Sabine Marcelis

Martyn White

Posted on January 01 2019

Celebrating their ten-year anniversary, FENDI presents 'The Shapes of Water' created by Sabine Maecelis at this year's Design Miami/.


This year FENDI and Design Miami/ celebrate their ten-year anniversary. Presenting 'The Shapes of Water'; a project by Sabine Marcelis dedicated to rediscovering one of the elements FENDI cherishes most: water. Using water as a design tool, Marcelis magnifies the delicate beauty of the element by creating ten fountains inspired by the most iconic symbols of craftsmanship and the logo of the historic Roman house.

FENDI presents The Shapes of Water by Sabine Marcelis at Design MiamiFENDI presents The Shapes of Water by Sabine Marcelis at Design MiamiFENDI presents The Shapes of Water by Sabine Marcelis at Design MiamiFENDI presents The Shapes of Water by Sabine Marcelis at Design MiamiFENDI presents The Shapes of Water by Sabine Marcelis at Design Miami

Representing FENDI’s historical identity, Marcelis’s ten fountains, made of cast resin, each 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. View the video below to take a glimpse into the designs at this year's exhibition.



 

It is through clean, soft lines and the use of such ethereal materials as polished resin and water in contrast with the historical travertine stone and warm colors reminiscent of the Roman skies that Marcelis’s fountains represent the perfect fusion among the historical, creative, and aesthetic legacy of FENDI and its courage to provoke.


 



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