“Passion, Experience and Innovation. The art of living water” is the slogan that accompanies the mission of F.lli Frattini, a Piedmontese manufacturing company founded in 1958 and present all over the world, which produces sanitary taps and fittings and shower systems for the bathroom and kitchen. Entirely Made in Italy.
From the meeting between the company and the architect Marco Piva comes the ALINE tap collection, an innovative, unique object, a synthesis of function and shape. Linear and essential, the new faucet is made of AISI 316L stainless steel with a brushed stainless steel finish to be resistant to all types of external aggression.
ALINE is a high-tech hand-finished faucet with a wide range of products designed to reduce water consumption by contributing to the protection of water resources. ALINE, in fact, can be defined as an environmentally friendly faucet because it installs a 25 mm ceramic disc cartridge and its aerator, which ensures a soft and aerated jet, guarantees a water consumption of less than or equal to 6 litres as per the water bonus.
“Innovating in a complex environment such as the bathroom is not easy. Whether it is a private environment or that of an accommodation facility, we understand the bathroom as a place where the protagonist is self-care in its broadest sense. Attention must be paid to all the conditions necessary for the full realisation of an extended well-being. It is a place where there are fluids, where temperature is a determining factor, and therefore well-being must be governable. Right from the use of materials, sustainability should be considered, right from the production point of view of the object: this factor is – and must be – closely linked to the aesthetic result. Our studio tries to conceive the volumes and spaces of buildings with sustainability and well-being in mind,” explains architect Piva and concludes, “Every component, even a taps’ collection, has a role and weight in the design. Although with a tap we certainly do not solve the problem of sustainability, it is fundamental to take it into account because it is a contribution that is made in terms of the quantity of water it dispenses, its production features, the care required to keep it efficient and – above all – how long it can last over time“.