It is wrong to think that "a pipe does not understand us" if it is Geberit, the leading Swiss group in sanitary technology that in Bologna, between 23 and 27 September, will present an installation created by architects. Michela Benaglia e Domenico Orefice (Benaglia + Orefice Studio) to reflect on the waste of water we all witness (and contribute!) On a daily basis. Hundreds of bottles of water hanging from the vault of an ancient room of the Ex Ospedale dei Bastardini (Via Massimo d'Azeglio 41) will give life to "Unaware fountains" with microphones and lights that will boost the suggestion made by the drops in space.
"In a dialectic between nature and artifice, use and waste, the drop highlights its uniqueness and preciousness precisely in the fall" explain the originators "From the bottle-emblem of the plastic world of consumers - it seems to return to the natural world, but also to cry for its own waste". A 'narrative' that interprets the commitment of the Geberit company on the water saving front.
"Almost everything we produce remains hidden between the walls or under the floor" explains Giorgio Castiglioni, CEO Geberit Italy “And it is not always easy to tell how much our research has allowed us to evolve not only the installation technologies but also the collective behaviors themselves, if we think of our patent on the double rinse button. Working on this front, on awareness is an important challenge for us. " Hence the idea of the "Unaware Fountains" among the many other installations dedicated to Water Design within the BWD- Bologna Water Design 2013.