Lead DesignerGiacomo Fava
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Prize(s)3rd Place in Home Interior Products / Kitchen Appliances
Entry Description

Hive is the new Sirius island hood realized in cooperation with the town of Deruta. Every single piece is wholly handmade by ceramic masters in the little Umbria town, which is renowned in the entire world for the prestigious manufacturing of ceramic. Ceramic is an extraordinary material, malleable, ductile, endowed of the most resistant physical properties. In spite of its unlimited potential, however, industrial designers have always considered ceramic as a material more pertaining to sculptors. The curiosity of experimenting new languages in a pretty industrial field – as the one of electric household appliances is – pushed us forward. It drew us to cross the border between art, handcraft and industry. We gave life to objects with a technological soul, which – though being produced in series – maintain that authenticity typical of the unique piece.


Giacomo Fava was born in Fabriano (Marche region, Italy) in 1978. After the degree in Architecture at the University of La Sapienza in Rome, he obtained a Master’s Degree in Industrial Design from the Politecnico of Milan. He has lived and worked in Rome, Paris, Honk Kong and Milan. His works range from architecture projects to design, graphics and communication. In addition to his core business, has also held senior management positions at client companies; including currently being the Creative Director of Sirius Spa.