The Art of Gessi

Since 1992, Italian firm Gessi has been producing some of the most elegant bathroom fittings and furnishings on the market.  What began as a small workshop grew dramatically within its first year, quickly becoming one of the country’s largest manufacturers of artfully crafted faucets, sinks, tubs, showers and accessories. From their location at the foot of the Alps (an abandoned quarry northwest of Milan), Gessi Park, as it’s known, prides itself on its high standards of environmental responsibility: solar panels heat the factory and the majority of water used during the production process is recycled and used to irrigate the landscape. It’s a thoughtful approach to design and use that filters through all aspects of the company.

Each Gessi item is, in the words of designer Prospero Rasulo, “a small daily sculpture,” so it’s no surprise that you’ll find them in private homes and yachts around the world, as well as in hotels like the W London and Armani Milan. For their latest line, Fascino, which translates to charming, the company created a simple and clean-lined form that is at once contemporary and traditional. It’s sophisticated and a little bit retro, but not at all fussy. It exudes that certain harmony of balance that’s won Gessi scores of fans—and awards.

Fascino includes faucets for bathroom sinks (kitchen, too!), showers and tubs; pedestal, console, vessel and wall-mounted sinks; shower heads; tubs; and a full run of accessories, including towel bars, dispensers and a side table. Use one piece as an accent or use the whole collection for a complete look. Faucets are made of durable solid brass and are available in finishes such as chrome, brushed nickel, polished nickel and polished gold, as well black or copper. Sinks, tubs and shower pans are made with the company’s proprietary solid-surface material, Cristalplant, which feels like natural stone but is UV-resistant, non-porous, easy to clean and 100% recyclable. With 128 items in the Fascino collection, available in 10 finishes, the options are many. And if you really want to push the boat out for customization, Cristalplant is paintable. That should get you thinking!

To see more of what Gessi has to offer, visit us online or at one of our showrooms.