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Announcing the Second Annual Fantini Design Awards


May 30, 2018

  2017 Fantini Design Award Winners (Photo by Elisa Piemontesi and Lorenzo Lucca)

Fantini USA has announced the second annual Fantini Design Awards, recognizing excellence in kitchen and bath design throughout North America. The call for entries begins May 29, 2018 and architects, designers and developers inspired by water and passionate about Italian design are encouraged to submit at www.fantiniusa.com/designawards no later than July 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST.

Now in its second year, Fantini Design Awards offers an added category to allow both completed and future projects the opportunity to enter. “Fantini is excited to continue celebrating and collaborating with the best minds in design,” says Riccardo Conti, Managing Director, Fantini USA, “With the success of the inaugural competition in 2017, we decided to expand our category offering to give back to the architecture and design community and inspire new relationships.”

Project entries will be judged by Stefano Giussani, CEO Lissoni Inc., and two design journalists, whose expertise and creativity align with Fantini’s passion for innovative thinking.

Qualifying Projects should:

  • Be either a Completed or a Future project using Fantini
  • Be completed on or after January 1, 2016 and no later than May 29, 2018 (Completed Projects)
  • Be located in the USA or Canada
  • Be documented with high-resolution, professional photography (Completed Projects) OR a sketch, rendering, and/or floor plan (Future Projects)

The distinguished panel of judges will select seven total winners from among the entries; six from the Completed category and one from the Future category. One representative per winning project will be invited on a 4-day, all-expenses-paid trip in September 2018 to the Fantini headquarters on the stunning Lake Orta in Pella, Italy. While enjoying a tour of Fantini’s recently renovated, state-of-the-art factory, nature excursions, and local traditions, winners will stay at Fantini’s exclusive, new resort Casa Fantini/Lake Time. Hugging the shores of Lake Orta, Casa Fantini/Lake Time is “a hospitality project that expresses the same passion for design that is embedded in the Fantini company,” says Daniela Fantini, CEO Fantini. “The common thread is water, always present in all our activities and which drives our everyday work.”

Casa Fantini/Lake Time was designed by Piero Lissoni with Lissoni Architettura Milano in his signature style. Drawing on a history of strong partnerships, Lissoni was able to interpret Daniela Fantini’s vision with great sensitivity and attention to the smallest details. It is a place of harmony, where landscape, architecture and light blend in a perfect equilibrium, and time seems frozen as if by magic.

Fantini’s guiding influence is water. With the power to move and to inspire, to invigorate and to offer peace, water has continued to be a wellspring of creativity throughout Fantini’s 70-year history. Fantini is excited to see how North American designers have interpreted the element of water in their projects, and brought Italian Design to new audiences in their award submissions. The winning projects will be announced on or before August 10, 2018.