Factory Visit: Italian Faucet-Maker Fantini

Production and headquarters on the shore of Lake Orta

Located not far from Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, Lake Orta is perhaps the least internationally known of Northern Italy’s lakes. But it’s here—in the small village of Pella, directly on the lake’s shore—that the Fantini company can be found. The lake is intrinsic to the company, and its employees. Fantini has been making faucets, showers and accessories here since 1947 and is deeply rooted in the …

Dubai Design Week 2018: Highlights From the Global Grad Show

Exploring the theme "Belief in AI," many students approached their projects from a health and wellness perspective

With a salacious quote by Cedric Price, “Technology is the answer, but what was the question?” Brendan McGetrick opened the fourth edition of Dubai’s Global Grad Show, one of the main attractions of Dubai Design Week. For this year’s show, McGetrick selected 145 graduation projects by students from 85 design schools and universities across five continents. The theme, “Belief in AI,” centered on the necessary questions around …