79576 Weil am Rhein
Inauguration: 13 June 2018
Invited by the director of Vitra, Rolf Fehlbaum, to create a permanent installation for the Vitra Campus, the Bouroullec brothers decided to design a larger version of Fontaine, the piece originally conceived for the Common Sense project, which was presented in São Paulo at the Lina Bo Bardi Glass House.
This version of the piece is 16 metres long, double the size of the original, and was also produced using a different type of stone: the rare Verde Serpa Marble. Inaugurated on the 13th of June 2018 during Art Basel, the Vitra Campus now has a permanent water fountain produced by the Portuguese stone industry using Portuguese marble, presented alongside works by Carsten Höller, Jasper Morrison, Thomas Schütte and Tobias Rehberger, among many others. This Vitra Campus is also renowned for buildings designed by prominent international architects, including Álvaro Siza Vieira, Frank Gehry, Herzog & de Meuron, Nicholas Grimshaw, Renzo Piano, SANAA, Tadao Ando and Zaha Hadid.