Shivangi Shah introduced Hive Home in 2010 and has since aspired to offer her clients, and art lovers in general, bespoke masterpieces that make a true style statement. Having acquired a degree in Product Design from the prestigious London College of Communications, London, she believes that design must be versatile and expressive.
Over the years, Hive Home has collaborated with numerous architects, designers and clients for installations in commercial, residential and industrial, both indoor and outdoor, spaces across the world.
“I was always interested in the arts,” says the young designer. “As a kid, I grew up watching my father do up our home. He would keep changing the décor and I loved watching him. When the time came to pick my subject, interior designing came as a natural choice to me.” But it was after she graduated that she realised her love for product designing. ‘’Product designing gives me my kind of freedom and flexibility. Interior designing was more about catering to my clients’ aesthetics.”
Shah’s style of design is urbane, contemporary and unique, with a certain effortlessness wafting about all her works. ‘’It all began when on one of my trips to Singapore I stumbled upon a stencil machine. When I came home I experimented with various materials – paper, cloth, and acrylic. And then there was no stopping me!”
Shah then jumped into extensive research on the latest technologies for cutting various materials. From laser-cut glass to waterjet-cut metal, she did it all. The inspirations were all around her – shapes, motifs, design – and she heartily used them in her creations. But it’s her travels that inspire her the most, and she always comes back from trips with lots of ideas.
In June 2016, Shivangi Shah was felicitated as one of the ‘Top 50 iGEN Architects and Designers’ of India, a list drawn in partnership with the ‘Architect and Interiors India’ magazine. In 2006, while studying Environment Design in London, she was also adjudged winner of a D&AD Global Award, given every year to the most promising emerging talent in design.