Fontanot Draws on 40 Years of Italian Design Heritage to Bring Bespoke Staircases to the UK
RIMINI, Italy, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Fontanot, the leading Italian heritage brand, is bringing its elegant spiral staircases to the UK with the launch of a new online shop and product line. The new site, http://uk.fontanotshop.com/, showcases Fontanot's extensive product range, which blends traditional craftsmanship with 21st-century innovation.
With over 40 years in the business, the family brand has established a reputation for functional yet attractive designs and is now synonymous globally with Italian quality. Fontanot's products have featured in numerous prestigious locations, such as the Scavolini flagship store in Soho, New York at West Broadway 429. An industry leader, the company is now increasing its profile in the UK, a project to which Marketing Director Laura Fontanot, is personally committed. She explained:
"For me, the UK is a very important market for our international presence and therefore I see this step as fundamental for the company."
The latest range, Techne Linear, is unveiled on the new site and continues the Fontanot tradition of combining modern, versatile materials with comfortable design. Techne is created in techno polymer, a material that has never been used in the staircase industry and which emphasises sleek lines while guaranteeing excellent resistance. An innovative process of direct colouring ensures the material is resistant to wear and UV rays, enabling indoor or outdoor installation. In addition, customers can take advantage of the site's unique staircase planner to configure bespoke staircases, in kit form, to their exact specifications.
Fontanot is a leading Italian company with a passion for creating solid, functional staircase products combined with stylish contemporary designs. We are proud of our established heritage, have over 40 years of experience in the industry and have been commissioned to install statement staircases for clients across the world.
In the 1970s, the company set out on a journey to transform the staircase by combining functionality and aesthetics, with the aim of revolutionising the living space. The turning point came when Enzo Fontanot, the current president, joined the company, giving life to Albini & Fontanot, the first company to transform a craftsman's way of making spiral and open staircases into an industrial process. The company patented the Fontanot 2:Easy tread system, a pioneering staircase concept. Thanks to the innovative ergonomic shape of the alternate treads, they are more comfortable and safer than any other indoor spiral staircase.
Fontanot offers a vast array of products renowned for their quality, durability and ease of assembly, all informed by decades of commercial success.
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