The power of water
The series milano faucets exemplify italian designer fantini rubinetti’s dedication to creating the most beautiful and functional bathroom fixtures.
Defining Italian Craftsmanship
Italian design company Rubinetti is known for being one of the world’s foremost producers of elegant, innovative bathroom fixtures. It’s not an exaggeration to say that water is in their DNA. As a family and a company, Fantini has always been deeply rooted in Pella, on the shores of Lake D’Orta. In this small, very special town, water is a leading player and products are created here for daily life to bring water into our homes, continuously renewing a little drop of magic that has become essential today. If you think about it, outstanding Italian products almost always come from small towns and villages, in isolated and sheltered places, far away from the noise of the major urban concentrations; in contrast, these rarely produce striking innovations. It is as though, in order to express itself with all its power, creativity needs isolation, concentration and total dedication.
So those who live on Lake D’Orta feel rather special: they are accustomed to a landscape with a beauty that has crystallised over time, to a rarefied air that is sometimes almost unreal, like an elusive apparition, which could disappear from one moment to the next; they are strongly conditioned by the presence of water, a dominant subject in the tradition, in the popular wisdom and in the imagination, and by its power; they are accustomed to considering it a protagonist in all its forms: water of the lake, river, rain, springs. Almost through an inevitable and inscrutable destiny, therefore, almost all the local inhabitants work around the themes of water and metal, which from ancient times have been closely connected.
Fantini invents and produces with a clear and ambitious aim that it never fails to meet: invention, design and technology must proceed together, as inseparable elements of creation targeted to seek perfection, with the strong conviction that innovating even the smallest detail of this production microcosm can contribute to improving the quality of life. Design is also part of the company’s DNA and the heritage of its long experience of production: but the result of the work always comes from a team effort, from a way of proceeding that sees many players on the stage, each with his or her own role, but without any hierarchies. And from a way of proceeding that places the individual, their qualities and capacities, at the centre of the process; from designers to technicians, from managers to workers, in their own role each contributes to the final result of the product. And so it is that from here, from this small place, which sometimes is even hard to find on the map, Fantini, thanks to its capacity and its knowledge of the quality of Italian products, has disseminated its products around the world, in an international circuit that today links Shanghai, Sidney, New York, Buenos Aires, Mumbai or Cape Town virtually with Lake D’Orta and Italy.
Series Milano Faucets
Milano shows a distinguishing outline which gives a far-reaching sense of the bathroom environment beyond the feeling of modern taste towards a futuristic design.
The Milano mixers are supplied with a handle, and thanks to a vertical notch on the back of the handle, easy grip is guaranteed even with wet hands. The washbasin and bidet mixers are available with Progressive Cartridge and Traditional Cartridge.
The progressive cartridge in use is Ø 25. By turning the mixer in a clockwise direction the water flow gets cold > warmer > hot. All washbasin item and bidet mixers item 500F are equipped with flow control. While the cold water flow can be regulated, the warm and hot water only function at full flow.
Pioneering Designer Franco Sargiani
Architect, born in Modena in 1940, graduated in Architecture from Milan Polytechnics. After collaborating with Studio Morassutti and participating in numerous courses abroad, especially in Great Britain, Sweden, Finland and Denmark, where he came in contact with the most qualified design and production centers in those countries, he started his own firm in Milan. Works in the civil architecture, industrial and interior design fields and develops business images, often in co-operation with Elja Helander. Has been a professor of ‘industrial and visual design’ at Scuola Politecnica e di Design, managed by Nino Di Salvatore. Has collaborated with several companies, such as Alessi, Fantini, Filesp, Fidenza Vetraria, Inda, Emicar, Sipea… His projects have been published in books and specialised magazines, selected for the Compasso d’Oro award, Bio 16 and Design Plus and have also been on display in many museums such as Beabourg in Paris, Metropolitan Museum in New York, Tel Aviv Art Museum, the Applied Art Musum in Helsinki, Kunst Museum in Dusseldorf, Triennale in Milan etc. His works are also included in the permanent collections of Triennale in Milan, the Museo de Arte de Sao Paolo in Brazil, the Kunstgewerbemuseum SMPK in Berlin, the Kunstgmuseum in Dusseldorf and the Deutsches Kungenmuseum in Solingen, Germany. For further information please call Galleria: +62 21 570528, +62 361 255037, +62 31 5461153