Gaga Design: 10 Nayer Kazemi Water Art™ Fountains
Obviously, we can't keep the water running in the shower all day, but if our concern was only our inner peace, we would. There's a much more practical, ecological, and yes, spectacular way to experience the most soothing sound in the world, a fountain. Once you see Nayer Kazemi's Water Art™, you'll be simply gaga for them.
Water is a statement. It says 'this home is a serene place and it wants all who enter to feel the same. It is so at home in interior design, whether as the centerpiece of a table, a room divider, or a flowing wall.
Kazemi is a sculptor, a painter, a metal-worker, a wood-worker, a plasterer... These are skills she learned throughout her design studies in her native Iran and here, in California. But above all she's a designer; when Kazemi creates a fountain, she also creates your entire interior. Kazemi designs fountains that, no matter how small, don't just sit in the background recycling water. When you see these 10 fountain designs, I think you will also see that environment.
UPDATE: Many of the fountains highlighted here were limited editions and may no longer available. The latest fountains created by the artist that are available are listed here.
1. Nayer Kazemi "To Hold" Tabletop Fountain
Available in solid copper or stainless steel, with a clear powder coat finish, the To Hold Tabletop Fountain features water flowing through a tear drop.
2. Nayer Kazemi Par-Va-Neh Wall Fountain
Par-Va-Neh means butterfly in Persian, and you can almost see the wings of this Art Deco style wall fountain flying through the water. Nayer Kazemi Par-Va-Neh Wall Fountain is made of textured glass and matte-finish stainless steel.
3. Nayer Kazemi Freestanding Rainfall Floor Fountain
Now, here is a room divider! "The Nayer Kazemi Freestanding Rainfall Floor Fountain comes in flame finish, which is offered in copper or stainless steel."
4. Nayer Kazemi Water Art Nature Bowl
An evocative table fountain made with ceramics, bamboo, and rocks... and water.
5. Nayer Kazemi Fire and Water Table Fountain
One of the smaller (17.5" diameter) Kazemi Table Fountains, but a dazzling design of flame finish copper, wood, and stones. Water and fire make wonderful meditation foci.
6. Nayer Kazemi Ripple Wall Fountain
The solid copper Ripple Wall Fountain is a dynamic and dramatic piece of art. The fire finish brings out a rainbow of colors in the copper. And the copper rippling creates hundreds of water flow patterns in the fountain.
7. Nayer Kazemi Water Art Flowing River Table Fountain
Another flame finished copper fountain made three levels higher by natural slate steps. The blue watery surface makes the table fountain look like a floating pagoda.
8. Nayer Kazemi Tranquility Floor Fountain
These hand-spun copper bowls have a bronze finish and look as though they've weathered. Perfect for setting up your own indoor tropical rain forest. Pedestals and arch are not included with the Tranquility Floor Fountain.
9. Nayer Kazemi Water View Floor Fountain Table And Benches
This 3 by 5 foot table is about the most awesome home cocktail table around. The stainless steel fountain and benches, come in swirl or matte finishes. Gaga.
10. Nayer Kazemi Sitting With Nature Wall Fountain
Bronze-finished copper, the Sitting With Nature Wall Fountain has a small air plant and pebble garden with candles at the base. With the bench, it has special spiritual feel
I can't pick a favorite of all of Ms. Kazemi's Water Art. It's all exquisite and most of it, expensive. Once you've seen the Water Art fountains, though, it's hard to even look at the mass produced fountains. I'd rather save for one of Kazemi's fountains.
Oh, by the way, the Sunterra line of fountain pumps are very reliable and not too bad energy-wise.
If you would like to learn more about Nayer Kazemi and her work, visit NayerKazemi.com.
UPDATE: Many of the fountains highlighted were limited editions and may no longer be available. The latest fountains created by the artist that are available are listed here.