Arthur Hoffner’s fountains are exhibited at the Sèvres Gallery in Paris from 19 June to 28 September 2019.
This exhibition presents three variations of the fountain imagined by Arthur Hoffner ( awarded the prestigious Prix du Public at the 2017 Design Parade of the Villa Noailles). These unique pieces or limited editions combine Sèvres porcelain with wood and brass, depending on the particular model. Colours, forms and materials associated with the sound of water and the rich symbolism of the fountain delightfully stir the senses, while mischievously deceiving the eye…
“As a designer, it amounts to playing with this ceremonial device dedicated to contemplation. And envisaging design as a mischievous source of pleasure. Spaces for negotiation between the solid and the liquid, this project’s fountains explore assemblages of utensils, while highlighting the resulting dialogues. This novel approach to the indoor fountain’s components and materials constitutes my veritable attempt at its domestication.” Arthur Hoffner.
His residency at the Manufacture in 2018 was made possible thanks to funding by the Île-de-France Region.