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James Dyson’s ‘Wrong Garden’ Fountain Inspired By MC Escher

Wrong Garden (Images courtesy BBC & zeddy1200)
By Andrew Liszewski

Visitors to this year’s Chelsea Garden Show were left scratching their heads by an unusual fountain created by none other than inventor James Dyson. Inspired by the works of MC Escher, the water in the fountain appears to flow uphill, cascading over the top of a series of four ramps. Wrong Garden, as it’s called, actually took about 12 months to design and build, and the secret to how the illusion is accomplished is spoiled revealed in the above illustration from BBC News. Basically the laws of physics are left in tact, but compressed air is used to create bubbles that provide visual clues that the water is flowing uphill, when in fact it’s not.

(Fountain image courtesy Flickr user zeddy1200)

[ BBC News - How does Dyson make water go uphill? ] VIA [ MAKE: Blog ]








  • omgwtfbbq

    Why write about something that happened 6 years ago? Slow day in the blogosphere?

  • mcman

    So, the triangles are sealed. They pump the water in until they fill up and overflow at the top. The bubbles slide up the inside of the glass or polycarbonate tops to give the illusion. I can think of at least two other ways to do this.

  • blairf_felgenheimer

    He designed it without using an ergonomic ball?

  • http://www.primrose-london.co.uk primroselondon

    Snazzy idea for a water feature! It's good to have an illusion garden fountain as it's a great talking point. Trust Mr Dyson to come up with this one!

  • http://bg-bg.facebook.com/ivan.botev Иван Ботев

    want to see it :)

  • mappys

    I meailing this to my friend he has got great interest in this.

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  • millipo12

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  • millipo12

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    The guide told her, “This is our number one sport.”

    The horrified woman said, “Isn't that revolting?”

    “No,” the guide replied, “revolting is our number two sport.”

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  • http://twitter.com/waterfeatures2 waterfeatures2go

    Genuinely beautiful and clever.

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    This amused me somewhat! I bet there is one in there somewhere!

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    Very clever design indeed! Great idea well executed! I bet it doesnt loose suction :P