Design follows the Water in Bologna




An initiative focused on the use of water in design and architecture was started in 2011: it is the Bologna Water Design which, for one week a year, occupies the space of the ex Ospedale dei Bastardini and the ex Maternità in the center of the city of Bologna, Italy with the creations of world-famous designers and architects and of talented young people.
The city of Bologna opens its doors to new generations of designers and does it by talking about water, a substance essential for the life of the city and for the daily life of everyone.
The event was a great success both in 2012 and 2013 and this year will take place in the week between 22 and 27 September.

For more information about the event click the link below.



“Matrice liquida”, GArBO, 2013, Ex Ospedale dei Bastardini, Bologna, Italy


“Stonescape”, Kengo Kuma for Agape, Il Casone and Mapei, 2012, Bologna, Italy


“Specchio delle mie brame”, Mario Bellini for Polyglass e Platek Light, 2012, Bologna, Italy


“Il bagno immaginato”, Philippe Daverio with Jacopo Muzio, Henraux and Platek Light, 2013, Ex Ospedale dei Bastardini, Bologna, Italy


“In difesa dell’Immaginazione”, Michele De Lucchi with HI-MACS, 2013, Ex Ospedale dei Bastardini, Bologna, Italy


“Design Reflections”, Ludovico Lombardi with Falper, 2013, Ex Ospedale dei Bastardini, Bologna, Italy