The London Fountain Co. was formed to bring about the return of public drinking fountain culture to reduce bottled water and stem the tide of plastic pollution. The Company’s Fleet model intends to revive a lost tradition of drinking fountain design, aiming to become an enduring and refined feature of the urban landscape suitable for prominent or heritage locations.

CHARLES ASPREY is a publisher and arts patron. He runs an exhibition space in an award-winning building he commissioned on the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens in London. He is co-editor of the arts quarterly PICPUS and Chair of the Grants Committee of the Henry Moore Foundation. 

Image: Charles Asprey next to his ancestor’s fountain in Caterham, Surrey. It was installed in 1890 by Charles Asprey and provided fresh water for the community. The lamp on top of the fountain was the first gas-lamp in the town.

JANE WITHERS is a leading design curator, consultant and writer. Water, and the role design can play in shaping a sustainable future has been a focus of Jane’s work for many years. Her London-based studio has explored the subject from many perspectives, including the recent prize-winning Water Futures Research programme, a year-long research programme at A/D/O in New York that focussed on how designers can engage with the urgent issues around drinking water.

As well as water work, Jane Withers Studio shapes strategies and produces research, programming, publications and exhibitions for a wide range of public and private organisations. Jane has curated exhibitions and events at the Royal Academy of Arts and Victoria & Albert Museum, among many others.