“In recent years, we’ve seen a re-evaluation of metal in the furniture world, especially the home segment,” says Sandro Fantin, engineer/CEO of the company that bears his name, based in Fiume Veneto (Pordenone). “Thanks to their essential design, customizable through a large number of finishes, our products play their part in creating beautiful and comfortable environments. Our hard work is being rewarded: we have striven to give metal a soul, using processes such as embossed coatings – when people touch them, they exclaim: ‘It doesn’t seem like metal!’ Despite the fact that over the last year or so the price of raw materials has shot up like never before, more than tripling and forcing us to intervene on our product price list, both our turnover and sales network have continued to grow.” Founded in 1968, in recent years the Fantin company has focused on developing steel furnishing collections suited to every context, whether it be the home, the office, retail or industry.
“We have worked with equal intensity on shapes and finishes, in just a few years doubling the number of colors we offer from twenty to over forty, thanks to technological investments in non-toxic powder coatings,” adds Art Director Salvatore Indriolo. Over the last five years, Fantin has increased turnover by more than 50%, nearing €4 million at year-end 2021. The company’s choices have been rewarded by continuous growth in turnover and market presence: “We began with Austria and Germany, then Belgium, Holland, and France. Interest in Italy has been growing steadily too, and we’re also starting up in the US and Asia.”
One element attracting customers is the inherent sustainability of metal products, not to mention the fact that they are 100% recyclable. “We process already-recycled materials, and the products can later be reused, creating an infinite virtuous circle. We build on this by conceiving products that are built to last. For example, our Frame kitchen is designed to be like a workstation, allowing it to be moved rather than thrown away,” explains Fantin. “For all these reasons, we are very confident going forward,” concludes Indriolo.