79576 Weil am Rhein
Inauguration: 13 June 2018
Portugal has great quarries, great quality of marble and artisanship. A year ago Guta Moura Guedes organised an exhibition here, with different architects doing objects in marble (…) and now we are placing here this installation.
Rolf Fehlbaum, Director of the Vitra Design Museum
Following the presentation of Resistance at the VitraHaus Garden in Weil am Rhein, the Bouroullec brothers were invited by Rolf Fehlbaum to design a permanent installation for the gardens that comprise the Vitra Campus. In response to the invitation, Erwan & Ronan Bouroullec conceived a larger model of the project they designed for Common Sense. Also titled Ruisseau, the piece is 16 metres long – double the size of the original – and was manufactured in a different type of stone: the rare Verde Serpa Marble.
Inaugurated during the Art Basel week, the Vitra Campus holds since then a permanent water fountain produced in Portuguese marble by the Portuguese industry joining a comprised series of works by Carsten H.ller, Jasper Morrison, Tobias Rehberger, Thomas Schütte, among many others. This industrial campus is also distinguished by buildings designed by .lvaro Siza, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron, Renzo Piano, Tadao Ando, Nicholas Grimshaw and SANAA.
The opening integrated a conversation between Rolf Fehlbaum and Ronan Bouroullec.