Our range of artistic fountains encompasses all our most original fountains due to their unique, artistic component, as at OTB we design them especially for each location. They are fountains that combine water forms with different artistic expressions, such as sculptures, mosaics or reliefs, for example.
Water fountain designs
Artistic fountains are historically the most famous fountains. Their attractiveness comes from their artistic element, accentuated by the form this gives to the falling water, which attracts the attention of passers-by.
For the composition of this type of fountain, OTB uses different materials according to the design of the main artistic element. We make fountains out of stone, metal or ceramic material which results in different finishes, thus giving the water a great variety of textures as it falls. Bush hammered stone will result in a more turbulent waterfall than polished stone.
Based on the desired concept for a specific place, the material is chosen and the
shape of the artistic element to be incorporated is decided. OTB’s team offers its
experience in the use of materials with water to create a long-lasting, resistant
artistic piece, which combines the artistic element, water and light to create the
greatest visual impact.
Thanks to our fountain maintenance division, we have had the opportunity to work
with and learn a lot from historic fountains.
This type of fountain is greatly influenced by the material they are made from, as the action of the water and the climatological agents can accelerate the wear of the
artistic elements. To avoid their deterioration by the climate, we recommend using
stone from local quarries, as stone lasts longer in the climate in which it was formed.
The layout of the installations has to be very carefully determined with this type of
fountain, as it is conditioned by the shape and placement of the historic element.
We design fountains the composition of which includes sculptures depending on the interaction of the sculpture with the water to achieve the desired visual effect. In line this principle, we find sculptures that have been designed so that the water
flows over them as it falls; elements the water crashes into before falling; and
simple surfaces of still water where the main point of interest is the artistic piece.
If, for example, the intention is to create an abstract, original space, we tend to play with the interaction of sculptures and nozzles as a whole as can be seen in our
project for the Plaza de San Marcos.
If the preference is for the water to simply accompany or enhance the artistic
element, we recommend giving less importance to the shapes created with the
water, making this a secondary element. One example of this design can be found at the top of this page.
Out artistic water fountain projects
In our projects, we work to make our designer water fountains visually attractive
both by day, when their forms are better appreciated, and by night, thanks to the
effects and shadows created through lighting.