The London Fountain Co.
The London Fountain Co. is an initiative of Jane Withers and publisher Charles Asprey that seeks to bring back beautiful drinking fountains. The Fleet drinking fountain, designed by Michael Anastassiades, is intended as a robust addition to the streetscape for refilling bottles as well as drinking. Suitable for use indoors and outdoors, The Fleet family includes a wall-mounted design and a fountain for parks. As well as the original cast bronze fountain, it is being developed in a range of materials suitable for different locations.
Our hope is that these drinking fountains can be implemented on a larger scale in London and beyond, helping to provide the infrastructure needed to move away from plastic bottled water.
The prototype fountain is installed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in the John Madejski Garden. It was launched during London Design Festival, September 2018.
The first fountain in the public realm is launched during the London Design Festival 2019 outside South Kensington Underground Station in Thurloe Street, supported by South Kensington Estates.