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Water, Fantini’s most valuable asset

| Designbest editorial staff


ustainability and energy savings are increasingly more relevant subjects, and companies are showing themselves to be more and more attentive to respecting the environment. One of these companies is Fantini, the all-Italian brand founded by a family passionate for water and its land. It’s not by chance that one of the keywords that stands out for this tap brand, founded in 1947 on Lake Orta, is ethics: work ethic, understood in the sense of duty and respect for people, the environment and the land that has always surrounded and conserved Fantini’s roots, as was explained by Daniela Fantini, the company’s president and CEO.

A sense of what is beautiful, a desire for experimentation and a push for innovation have always been rooted in Fantini’s philosophy, all with a single common thread: care for the environment. There is a sense of belonging and a connection with nature which Fantini does not wish to and cannot separate itself. In fact, Fantini’s catalogue is full of products that use design as way of promoting solutions that are not only aesthetically beautiful, but also “good”, as they are dedicated to sustainability and energy savings. A strive for excellence is Fantini’s distinctive feature: working with the best designers means engaging in a continuous dialogue to not only find the right distinctive features, but also the best solutions and materials with a low-environmental impact.


Take for example the resistant, recyclable and ecological stainless steel with which Fantini makes over 250 products, or its exclusive PVD finishes, “physical vapor disposition” a sustainable hypoallergenic technical innovation with a low-environmental impact (Fantini being one of the first companies to introduce it on the market). The Icona Classic tap designed by Vincent Van Duysen is a perfect example. A contemporary reinterpretation of the classic tap, it plays with refined proportions and is finished in Nickel PVD, making it even more resistant and timeless.

There are also products which reduce waste and focus on energy savings like the thermostatic mixer taps that adjust water temperature and flow. The Milano shower set designed by Franco Sargiani with its handheld rain or waterfall double showerhead is completely made in brushed stainless steel and has a built-in thermostatic mixer. Meanwhile, Nice designed by Thun & Rodriguez is a playful project that focuses on its acrylic handle’s bright colors and translucent elements to place attention on the environment with special optical effects and a pleasurable tactile experience (coming with a thermostatic mixer as well).

Milano shower set (design Franco Sargiani) / Nice shower set (design Thun & Rodriguez)

The result is a versatile product range that knows how to combine the traditions of the past and love for the land to today’s styles and needs with an unfailing push towards a better tomorrow.



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