Design luminaries bring their knowledge and know-how to the Italian sanitary fittings brand.
26 April, 2013
For the longest time now, premium brands have been collaborating with designers to introduce new products to the market. In some cases these days, it has become a marketing strategy of sorts, as brands hinge on the success of designers.
But it’s not all like that. Take for instance Fima’s collaboration with several design studios in Milan, Rome and Copenhagen on many of its collections. Collaborations with the likes of Meneghello Paolelli Associati, Castiglia Associati, Hans Thyge Raunkjaer and Giuseppe Bavuso, among others, has resulted in products that truly add to Fima’s repertoire of products.
In particular, Meneghello Paolelli Associati’s Fluid faucet is a sculptural objet d’art for the home. Cast in pristine white, it is a sophisticated play on form and composition as mixer and spout both swell organically from a rectangular plate. It is little wonder that it was awarded both the Design Plus Award (ISH, Germany) as well as the Good Design Award (Japan). It is a fitting example of the unusual and groundbreaking designs that can arise from such creative partnerships.
Even as Fima continues to advance in the area of design, it remains resolute and immovable on one thing: keeping the production facilities in Novara, Northern Italy. It is within this highly advanced facility that it maintains impeccable quality. The facility has also allowed the brand to easily extend its product lines to include (Home) Wellness systems. Much research and development has gone into creating luxurious shower experiences that consume reasonable amounts of water and are equally affordable.
Founded in 1950, Fima has grown into a boutique supplier for bathroom and kitchen faucets. Supplying products not just to end consumers, many of its clients include high-end hotels and residential properties, and even luxury yachts. Indeed, Fima proves that with faucet design, the sky’s the limit.
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