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Lead DesignersGiacomo Fava
Prize(s)Bronze in Home Interior Products / Kitchen Appliances
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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) in 1978. After the degree in Architecture, he attended a Post Graduate program in Industrial design at the Polytechnic college of Milan. He lived in Rome, Paris, Hong Kong, and Milan. His fields of activity mainly concern Architecture, Design, and Art Direction and Marketing consultancy. From 2014, he is a designer and art director at Sirius Spa, taking care of the corporate identity of the company through advertising, catalogues, trade fair and web presence.