The company Fantini is situated in a truly magnificent location on the banks of Lake Orta. Designed by the architect Piero Lissoni/Lissoni Architettura, it represents a striking and very innovative example of how industrial buildings can be successfully integrated into the natural landscape. Enhancement of side facing the lake formed the basis of the architectural project, an aspect of the factory and offices that had never previously been addressed. Some of the key functions of the company such as the offices and showroom have been placed on the lakefront, the large glazed surfaces establishing a symbiotic relationship with surroundings and a physical and visual continuity between the exterior and interior. From the company entrance to the reception, a long covered walkway dialogues with the water, flanking the river and proceeding onwards towards the lake. The green pergola that covers the path dividing the two factory blocks has the function of integrating natural elements into the industrial architecture.
Photographer - Simone Bossi