History and production

Production of the Fontealta showers and fittings


In 1999, new beach showers were sought for a renowned beach club in Viareggio, Tuscany. The workshop of the company Farnocchia & Sohn was entrusted with the task. The Farnocchias are specialists in the handcrafted processing of polished stainless steel and produce fittings of the highest quality. For years their company has been indispensable as a supplier for the local shipyards. Here Benetti and Perini Navi create private yachts of the luxury class.

The CLUB outdoor shower was born. Within a very short time, hundreds of this model were to be sold worldwide for beach facilities, hotels and private outdoor areas. In the meantime, it is considered a design classic.

In 2000 Andrea Farnocchia founded the company FONTEALTA. www.fontealta.it

Since then, dozens of exclusive designs of outdoor showers and new fittings have been created, produced in this precise handicraft tradition. FONTEALTA has become a worldwide supplier of high-quality outdoor showers and outdoor taps. Nevertheless, the principle of manufacture has not been abandoned.


At FONTEALTA, products are created in a symbiosis of first-class contemporary design and the highest standards of quality and functionality in the tradition of craftsmanship.
The collection, based on timeless design, is aimed at a clientele that values sustainability and environmentally friendly solutions.

In a still family-oriented corporate culture, master-class products are created under the skilful hands of a dedicated team of specialists.

Marine Grade Steel - Inox AISI 316

The basic material for the outdoor showers and fittings is stainless steel Inox 316, which is designated V4A in the German-speaking world. It is known for its excellent corrosion resistance. The special properties of the steel, its extreme hardness and dense structure provide the prerequisite for the use of the material in coastal areas, yacht building and swimming pools.

But even in less demanding climatic conditions, FONTEALTA customers benefit from the solidity of the material and its processing, from the elegance of the design and the lasting brilliance of the surface.

100% Made in Italy

All components and materials used come from Italian production
and are selected among the requirements for highest resilience.

Thanks to the shipyards located in Viareggio, the region has highly specialized professionals and suppliers in the metal finishing sector. FONTEALTA uses exclusively these short and regional supply chains.

This guarantees the longevity and sustainability of FONTEALTA pool showers.


Special attention is paid to the finishing of the surface of FONTEALTA stainless steel showers and fittings.
The steel is first smoothed, then sealed and finally mirror polished in several process steps. The process is also known as "nautical polishing".

The result of this process is that the surface does not offer any surface for oxidation and corrosion, which can be caused by aggressive environmental influences or chemicals.

In addition, the surface remains permanently brilliant.

We often experience those special situations in floor construction, on terraces or in shipbuilding place their own demands on the fastening or connections. FONTEALTA experts take care of these requirements.
The order-related production of FONTEALTA showers enables customer-specific solutions. Some of them are:

matt surface
individual fastening technology
changed dimensions
connection for garden hose

We develop the right solution for you.

Fontealta in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Since 2013 Outdoor Konzepte from Berlin acts as a general agency for FONTEALTA in Germany and Austria.
In addition, we advise interested parties from the German-speaking areas of Switzerland.

We cooperate with planners and architects as well as with landscaping companies and installers. During the project planning we are at our prospective customers' side from the beginning.


More and more often the garden is used as an outdoor living space. For this reason, FONTEALTA has dedicated itself for some time to the development of garden kitchen fittings.

Also in this field, there are high-quality and durable products in exclusive designs for the special lifestyle in the garden.

Made in Italy! Made in Viareggio! Made by FONTEALTA.