Fantini debuts a new collection designed by Yabu Pushelberg
Fantini’s new collection of bath fixtures, created in collaboration with New York and Toronto-based design firm Yabu Pushelberg, draws inspiration from the company’s home on Lake Orta in Northern Italy.
The Sailing collection marks the Italian design house’s first North American Collaboration. The New York and Toronto based design firm wanted to capture the essence of the lake’s tranquility in their designs.
Sailing’s subtly horn-shaped faucet handles and sleek spout are a poetic reinterpretation of the most classic form of boat cleats, necessary fixtures for securing water crafts by rope.
“Lake Orta is known for its romantic scenery and powerful serenity. We wanted to emulate the lake’s essence as a tranquil retreat while paying homage to the boldness of Fantini’s creative point of view as a master faucet producer,” says the firm.
In the care of Yabu Pushelberg’s design team, the transformative power of a day on the crystal-clear water became the story of Sailing, and a functional naval shape was transformed into a sleek bathroom accent.
The collection brings together the light hearted nature of studio founders George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg with the powerful design behind Fantini’s portfolio. As the collection is observed, the understated design reveals its enticing edges and thoughtful carve-outs, design undercurrents which emphasize water as both Fantini’s birthplace and spirit of their craft.
“Yabu Pushelberg’s innovative approach, passion for detail, and commitment to excellence were the perfect match for Fantini’s own creative intensity. Decidedly modern yet promising enduring appeal, we are delighted to present Sailing as the studio’s inaugural collection for Fantini,” says Riccardo Conti, Managing Director of Fantini North America.