Sunday, 26 October 2008


The Belfonte brings together the natural aesthetics and tranquillity of an indoor water fountain with the properties of a light feature and the workmanship of an original hand made sculpture.

The trickling sound of water works as a gentle form of white noise - like waves lapping on a beach or the sound of the forest - bringing a natural tranquillity to an office, waiting room, living room or restaurant.

For centuries water has been used to reduce stress."If we look at our biological background, our bodies are composed of about 98% water. The fountains take us back to our source," says Bobbi Nesheim, a family psychotherapist in San Clemente, California.

The sound facilitates concentration and nurtures a more relaxed state of mind by reducing mental stress and physical tension. For these reasons water is widely used in Feng Shui. This ancient Chinese art, whose concepts are used to decorate homes and offices in the U.S.and Europe, emphasises the importance of water as a symbol of prosperity.

A prospective client or partner who waits five minutes in a lounge with a Belfonte will be more relaxed, focused and positive going in to a meeting, increasing the likelihood of a positive outcome.

The Belfonte works on three levels:

Water begins to spiral down the brass strips,
creating the unique Belfonte effect of illuminated droplets

The brass coils and moving droplets, are projected

on to the walls and ceiling of the room they are in,
creating gently swirling shadows an effect often
described as indoor rain

The constant sound of moving water soothes

and relaxes.