Developed by John Wilkes in the 1970’s, Flowforms were inspired by mountain streams and the powerfully revitalizing properties of naturally purified water. The vortex principle, introduced into biodynamic agriculture by Rudolf Steiner, helped Wilkes to create a series of water features that used water itself as a force for change.

Due to their highly engineered and naturally inspired structure, Flowform fountains utilize a figure eight flow pattern called the Lemniscate, which gently folds oxygen into the moving water and invigorates beneficial activity to assist organisms in breaking down unwanted pollutants. Their scientific applications have been made popular by the agriculture industry, which uses Flowforms to efficiently treat effluent and waste water for composting, fertilizer teas, pond health and biodynamic crop treatments. Flowform treated water has also been proven to increase and stimulate plant growth, using the revitalized water to irrigate gardens and landscapes with minimal volume and maximum efficiency.

The force of moving water also generates negative ions, healthy and naturally occurring charged particles that have positive effects on mood and energy. Negative ions are found in the atmosphere around oceans and mountain streams in quantities 10,000 times that of most offices and homes. Coming into contact with negative ions through our bloodstream increases the flow of oxygen to the brain, resulting in improved mood, lower stress levels, decreased drowsiness and more mental energy. The constant motion and figure eight formation of the Flowform fountain generates these same negative ions and can enliven a home, office or learning environment along with the soothing sound of a babbling brook. The naturally humidifying effect of moving water also has an improving effect on air quality, beneficial for plants and aiding respiratory sensitivities.

 

Video of the Ashdown Flowform, in action at the Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa.

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Bohemian Stoneworks uses sustainably quarried and collected concrete to create Flowform fountains in a range of colors and styles. Currently the only certified Flowform producers in the United States, we make a proud effort to ensure their sound and dependable construction. Bohemian Stoneworks has been creating custom concrete works since 1999, with a focus on customer service and embracing new challenges with exploration and enthusiasm. Flowform fountains align with our philosophy of sustainability and holistic building, adding life to environments through intelligent design.


FLOWFORMS


 

ASHDOWN

A subtle play of water movement that wells up gently in the center, the water then flows out to perform the figure-eight movement in each of the three sets of petals. The water then curves over a rising edge, creating an oscillating curtain of water as it smoothly falls away. The Ashdown lends itself to enclosed spaces such as courtyards or small gardens and, given its tactile nature, is especially suitable for medical and therapeutic settings as well as elementary school play areas.

Retail 5 or More L x W x H Weight per Unit (lbs) Flowrate (gph)
$650 $585 34.5" x 6" 187 1020

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CORNELIA

The Cornelia flowform, like the Shamrock, is a water feature that has water flowing in it that makes a pulsing figure-eight movement. The Cornelia is a small radial Flowform, popular and versatile, that is suitable for a wide range of settings including garden lawns, borders, rockeries and patios. With an additional bowl feature, it can also be used internally for offices, reception areas and conservatories. Bowl and Flowform can be sold separately.

Retail 5 or More L x W x H Weight per Unit (lbs) Flowrate (gph)
$260 $234 19.25" x 3" 28 180

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EMERSON 1

The Emerson, one of the original, classic models, is named after Emerson College in England where it was developed. This flowform has a magnificent, oscillating flow and is ideal for small to medium sized ponds, gardens and outdoor landscapes in single or multiple cascades. As the water pulses through in a gentle steady rhythm, the rocking lemniscate makes it a hypnotic display and functions well as a pond aeration and enlivening system.

Retail 5 or More L x W x H Weight per Unit (lbs) Flowrate (gph)
$535 $481.50 39" x 9.5" 187 720 – 1320

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EMERSON 2

A smaller version of the Emerson 1, this flowform has a magnificent, oscillating flow and is ideal for small to medium sized ponds, gardens and outdoor landscapes in single or multiple cascades. The Emerson is one of the original, classic models, named after Emerson College where it was developed. As the water pulses through in a gentle steady rhythm, the rocking lemniscate makes it a hypnotic display and functions well as a pond aeration and enlivening system.

Retail 5 or More L x W x H Weight per Unit (lbs) Flowrate (gph)
$395 $355.50 30" x 8" 70 360 – 660

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MALMO

Malmo is a Flowform feature with impressive water movement given its very wide design. The rocking lemniscate figure eight flow is rapidly sent through the geometric spouts at either end of the fountain pieces. Utilized as a cascading series of three fountains, the Malmo is ideal for large to medium ponds, aquatic gardens and waste water treatment systems. They can be stacked against a hillside or propped up on steps for water to flow from top to bottom.

Retail 5 or More L x W x H Weight per Unit (lbs) Flowrate (gph)
$805 $724.50 39" x 12.5" 221 1560 – 2340

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SEVENFOLD

A magnificent metamorphosis of forms, the Sevenfold creates an evolving sequence of water movements, reminiscent of interlocking vertebrae. From the source it is quick and vigorous, then as it flows at the centre point it becomes more languid and harmonious, developing speed through a double vortex into forward swinging, lively water movements towards the base. It can be used complete or in various part sets, embedded or freestanding.

Product Retail 5 or More L x W x H Weight per Unit (lbs) Flowrate (gph)
Sevenfold (Full Set) $4600 $4140 120" x 61" x 46.5" 1460 360-600
Sevenfold (Units 1-3) $1495 n/a variable n/a 360 – 600
Sevenfold (Units 1-4) $2300 n/a variable n/a 360 – 600

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SHAMROCK

The Shamrock Flowform is an impressive water feature that is ideal for larger interior spaces or a wide variety of landscape settings. With a pulsing figure-eight movement, it’s ideal for water play, sensory or therapy gardens, pond aeration and supporting koi fish or aquatic plants. With it’s large raidal form, the Shamrock can be positioned at ground level, appear to be floating within a pond setting or set in a raised bed setting (with or without seating).

Retail 5 or More L x W x H Weight per Unit (lbs) Flowrate (gph)
$2600 $2340 67" x 7.5" 992 3960

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SPRITE 1

The Sprite Flowform comes in two sizes, the larger version being a little bit deeper and more intensely flowing than the smaller. This Flowform has fantastic applications towards making compost teas and fertilizers, as it’s deep cavity makes for a very vigorous water flow. The sound that it produces is also much deeper than the other Flowforms, and can be arranged in a row of varying angles to produce spirals at a specific pitch.

Retail 5 or More L x W x H Weight per Unit (lbs) Flowrate (gph)
$306 $275.40 24" x 17" x 11" 66 600 – 1260

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SPRITE 2

The smaller of the Sprite Flowforms, the Sprite 2 still delivers a dramatic and invigorating water flow. Given it’s deep cavity, the heavily churning water from this Flowform is fantastic for making compost teas and fertilizers. The sound that it produces is also quite deep compared to other Flowforms, and can be arranged in a row of varying angles to produce spirals at a specific pitch.

Retail 5 or More L x W x H Weight per Unit (lbs) Flowrate (gph)
$280 $252 20" x 14" x 8.5" 50 480 – 960

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