FOUNTAIN AND SEATS - PIAZZA DEL CARMINE, FLORENCE
Il Bronzetto produces furniture specifically designed for outdoor public spaces such as squares or gardens or indoor such as museums. One public project is the fountain of Piazza del Carmine, one of the most characteristic square in the Oltrarno neighbourhood
ORA ET LABORA
The fountain, entitled "ora et labora" symbolizes the importance of Florentine craftsmanship in the Oltrarno district. It is a true work of art, generated by the creativity of the young student Leonardo Panchetti: three nails of different heights, which work as fountains for adults, for children and for dogs. The young creative won a competition promoted by the Municipality of Florence, which took place as part of the restoration project of the square. The rewarding contents were originality, feasibility and contextualization.
For this project, Il Bronzetto team had to find solutions that would keep costs from rising too much, emlpoying traditional techniques as much as possible, and only introducing modern technology into the mix when necessary, like when it came to creating the heads of the "nails" where the basins are installed. Thanks to 3D modelling, the artisans were able to produce a single prototype and cut three heads all in the same manner.