I would like to clarify something. The Taqseem Stargate hookah is NOT an original design and is itself a Chinese rip-off of a design which originated in the Middle East... so is the Espresso hookah. Fumari has carried the original Silver version of that design before it was ripped off by a Chinese manufacturer and then ripped off by another.
Hookah designs are being ripped off all the time. Many of the Chinese hookahs were based on Syrian models. So just go with what you like and what you feel comfortable with. Both the Stargate and the Espresso are good models if you like that modern look.
The Stargate is Made in China. I am not sure why many people have the misconception that it is not and that is is an original design.