Inspiration from Unlikely Sources

Unexpected Inspiration with Fantini

For those who design bath fixtures, water is a seemingly endless source of ideas. Fantini has long been inspired by the beauty and life-giving purity of water, which is central to its designs. But as any designer knows, sometimes inspiration comes from entirely unexpected sources.

Here are a few reflections on unexpected inspiration with Fantini.

I Balocchi Fantini

I Balocchi by Fantini
Photo credit: Bruno Destombes

Louis Bévileau chose I Balocchi for his Fantini Design Award-winning project McGill 120. Explaining the unique motivation behind this choice, Bévileau explains, “Our inspiration came from communal showers often seen in public pools that are wrapped in mosaic tiles. We played with the horizontal repetition of the X shape of the handles to accentuate the width of the master’s bathroom shower.”

Boffi and Fantini Fukusawa Tapware
Photo credit: Paul Domal, Edge Media Productions

For Christopher Caruso’s Sagaponack Farm House project, it was the client that made the decision: “upon learning that the Aboutwater by Boffi and Fantini Fukusawa tapware and shower collection was inspired by Naoto Fukusawa’s notion of a stereo control, our client felt an immediate connection to this particular collection being that his own profession had been built on creating an independent record company.” Caruso let this unexpected connection guide the bathroom design.

Boffi and Fantini Collection
Photo credit: Aboutwater by Boffi and Fantini

The new Aboutwater by Boffi and Fantini collection AK/25 was inspired by oriental philosophy. With clean, modern lines and a unique method of waterflow, Designer Paik Sun Kim took an idea and turned it into something beautiful.

We’d love to know – where do you find inspiration in your work?

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