Antrax IT at Bologna Water Design in collboration with Daniel Libeskind

Once again this year, from the 22nd to 27th of September, the Bologna Water Design will take place. This is an unmissable ‘post-trade fair’ event dedicated to water design that is both a part of and complements Cersaie. The event, which is now in its third year, offers exciting installations, projects and appointments that will analyse the theme, interpreting it in a prevalently artistic key, but also from the point of view of architecture, design and ecology. Bologna Water Design will therefore become a true discussion forum in an amazing setting - the Ex Ospedale dei Bastardini – where the energy and ideas of both up and coming and well known designers and artists will blend in a calendar of exclusive appointments and events.

Daniel Libeskind will once again be a protagonist of Bologna Water Design and, for this edition, in partnership with Antrax IT, he has created an enigmatic and contemplative installation at the heart of the event.

For the first time at Bologna Water Design, Antrax IT has created a direct relationship with Libeskind and has interpreted his thoughts, giving shape to "Geometric Fragment", a sculpture that is a totally spontaneous, real and silent reflection on the development of modern European architecture.

"Geometric Fragment", designed by Daniel Libeskind and produced by Antrax IT, is the fragment of a sphere entirely made of metal. The work emerges from a thin layer of black oil, from which it absorbs and reflects the light, transforming it into a plastic, dynamic, living object.
Located in a 16th century chapel decorated by Chelini, in one of the loveliest spaces of the Ex Ospedale dei Bastardini, "Geometric Fragment" powerfully breaks the equilibrium of the surrounding Baroque art and forcefully penetrates the environment, concretely diving into the outside world and recalling – with a coldness warmed only by the heat of art – the importance of geometric and organic forms in contemporary arts.
It is a project that has a solitary heart, in equilibrium between architecture, design and the most exciting art, made possible also by the contribution of a company like Antrax IT, which once again confirms the quality of its work.

Bologna Water Design
Ex Ospedale dei Bastardini, Bologna