FONTANE BIANCHE - Design ELISA OSSINO
This project is the outcome of the joint collaboration between Fantini and Salvatori which was established long ago. The two companies share a mutual passion for excellence and the desire to blend creativity with technology. Salvatori’s renowned skill in transforming stone into beautiful textures and objects sits perfectly with the expertise and craftsmanship of Fantini and the result is Fontane Bianche, a natural and stunning fusion of stone and water.
“...The nymph Arethusa, running free amid the woods of the Peloponnesus, was seen by Alpheus, who fell madly in love with her. To fl ee from him the young woman asked for help from Artemis, who enveloped her in a dense cloud which he dissolved in a spring on the beach at Ortygia.”
The project came about from research into archetypal forms translated into pure geometry and reinterpreted in a contemporary vein. A metaphor for the relationship between psyche and material, the dialogue between circle and square runs through the entire collection: the washbasin is a square marble block from which a hemisphere is extracted; the hemisphere becomes a bowl on a rectangular plane, slim as a sheet, the radii of the sphere become the taps. The richness of the materials, marble and stone for the washbasins and Matte Gun Metal PVD finish for the taps, embellishes the purity of the forms. The collection takes its name from a locality with white sands in Sicily, near to Syracuse, so-called on account of the numerous natural freshwater fountains gushing out into the sea.