#Green #Quality #Design: three values at the heart of the design philosophy of FIMA Carlo Frattini
The history of FIMA (i.e. Italian acronym of Fabbrica Italiana Miscelatori Accessori) goes hand in hand with that of bathroom furniture and interior design and it is based on three specific values summarizing its design philosophy: #Green #Quality #Design. The Company - established in 1960 by Carlo Frattini – is dynamic, international and absolutely contemporary in nature which is expressed in innovative unique solutions in terms of design, quality and functionality, focusing on the environment and the environmental sustainability. On the basis of this approach, FIMA Carlo Frattini is progressing and it is always renewing, as proven by the very high level of the design and quality of the production, the continuing investments in research, the rapid national and international growth, the high professionalism of the corporate team.
An environmentally friendly company, powered by self-produced electricity and able to produce products safe for human health and the environment with a very low environmental impact.
In line with this philosophy, the new FIMA factory has been designed for a more efficient management of the different production stages with next-generation machinery and systems minimizing energy consumption. The new production building is also powered by the photovoltaic system installed in FIMA since 2011, and it is equipped with an innovative galvanic system with zero emission. It is using trivalent chrome, a non-carcinogenic material that does not produce pollution and significantly reduces the quantity of rejects, instead of hexavalent chrome (used today by 90% of the companies).
The focus on sustainability covers even the products as regards both materials used and components and packaging.
In all the built-in parts it is used the DZR brass that has a minimum content of lead by guaranteeing on the one hand higher quality in terms of long-term resistance to corrosion and on the other hand less release of lead into the water.
All the brass used belongs to the DWD list – Drinking Water Directive – that is the European legislation regulating the use of materials in contact with drinking water and ensuring low level of impurities and low lead content.
FIMA Carlo Frattini products are designed to guarantee the best experience and an efficient water use: every showerhead is equipped with a flow regulator of maximum 12 l/min as well as all our product series are designed with WSC cartridges (Water Saving Cartridge), that allow the reduction of water waste or ESC cartridges (Energy Saving Cartridge), that enable the reduction of energy consumption by avoiding the waste of hot water, thanks to the cold water opening in central position.
The packaging is a further evidence of FIMA concern for the environment: the boxes are made of 95% of recycled materials and they are even recyclable up to 100%, thanks to the use of natural uncoated paperboard and therefore not subject to chemical processes which sharply reduce their potential reuse.
Best materials and cutting-edge technologies as a guarantee for an everyday use unchanging over time.
FIMA Carlo Frattini follows a global approach to quality coming from a particular attention to technology innovation, by adopting cutting-edge industrial processes, choosing the best raw materials. Detailed strict controls are carried out on all the products in every production phase and all the items are designed in order to respect the most stringent international regulations. Its seven-year extended warranty on all the product is a further evidence of this philosophy based on total quality.
Even the careful service care is part of our quality concept, and it is an important element of the corporate strategy that is expressed by the high professionalism of technical support and assistance. In addition to this, the Company always provides extremely prompt responses. All these pluses make FIMA Carlo Frattini well-known and appreciated worldwide even in the contract business.
One-of-a-kind products, designed to maximize the comfort in use with an unmistakable hint of Made in Italy.
The Company, firmly confident of the power of creativity, design, and new technologies, has developed over the years innovative and ever-changing traits. This approach has led it to interpret and anticipate the current and future market needs, by proposing state-of-the-art products in terms of design and technology. Designed to maximize the comfort in use and characterised by a unique style, all the items are designed by an internal design team under the Art Direction of Davide Vercelli and other well-known designers, such as Giuseppe Bavuso, Sergio Castiglia, Meneghello Paolelli Associati, Marco Preti and Hans Thyge Raunkjær.
A winning set of unmistakable Italian style and wide stylist variety, ranging from the contemporary to the classic one, that addresses to different target groups, by always ensuring high quality and innovation standards.
FIMA production is then extremely complete and wide, divided into:
• FIMA Carlo Frattini, the forerunner collection ideal for the contract sector;
• FIMA Aqua Code, the product line for bathroom furniture and shower because of research and innovation, results of constant research aimed to high design;
• FIMA Kitchen, the unique collection of products for contemporary kitchen;
• FIMA Wellness, the shower system line designed to make any bathroom a welfare place.
Extraordinary awards are given to the design of FIMA Carlo Frattini:
• Design Plus powered by ISH assigned this year to the showerhead Nu, in 2015 to the showerhead Cloud and in 2011 to Fluid and Sfera lines;
• Honorable mention to the German Design Award 2016 to the showerhead Cloud;
• Designer Kitchen & Bathrooms Awards 2015, for the “Innovation Material” category, to Texture Collection line.
• Good Design Award 2011 to Fluid collection.