Located at one of the most famous avenue in the city of Paris, there are a few art installations that are absolutely breathtaking. Paris Design Agenda shows you the recent artwork brought to you by the Bouroullec brothers, in collaboration with Swarovski.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec were the two french designers that joined forces onto a massive collaboration with Swarovski, to design six bronze fountains, at Avenue de Champs-Elysées, in Paris. Swarovski was included in this project, with the important contribution of more than 3000 crystals.
At this famous location, every fountain out of the six ones that were designed, there’s a central bronze mast that serves the purpose of being the base, to support three poles that are suspended from the top of the installations. Every branch that completes this artwork, includes 258 custom made Swarovski crystals, which are lit up through LED lights.
Every installation has a rotation programmed, as well as the water that goes up the bronze central masts, and then end up down from the Swarovski crystal tubes, into the pool at the bottom of these pieces. Daylight plays a big part on the installation because it has the capacity of playing with the water and crystals, giving them amazing effects, while at night, LED’s illuminate these structures from the Bouroullec brothers.
The Bouroullec brothers and Swarovski were very innovative in these installations, in the fact that this is the first time that these crystals are used for this kind of art. It was a long and creative process behind it, since they had to work with Swarovski in order to create durable crystals and the LED sustainable system, that contains about 60 metres of LED strip.
These art installations designed by the Bouroullec brothers, along with Swarovski, is the first project by the Fonds Pour Paris Foundation, a fund that has the purpose to restore the city within the places that spread across Pairs, through the use of contemporary art. The french designers already worked with Swarovski, when they installed a luxurious chandelier at the Château de Versailles.