We are delighted to announce the five finalists for this year’s Primum Familiae Vini (PFV) #FamilyIsSustainability Prize. The PFV Prize awards €100,000 to a family business that shares the PFV’s commitment to sustainability, family continuity, and innovation.
Huge congratulations to each of this year's finalists:
"Hosoo was founded in the "Nishijin" area in the North of Kyoto City as a weaver purveying to prominent temples. Since then, over 12 generations, the family business of Nishijin-ori weaving, making one of Japan's representative textiles, has been passed down from generation to generation."
Tsutsumi Asakichi Urushi, Japan
"Our family business specialises in refining Toxicodendron vernicifluum resin into lacquer urushi. This traditional craft involves coating tableware, artwork, religious artifacts, and architectural structures."
John Stevens Shop, USA
"Founded by an English mason named John Stevens and specializing in the design and carving of inscriptions in stone for 315 years. Our architectural and memorial lettering is generated by hand with a broad edged brush in the manner of the great Roman inscriptions."
Cartografica Visceglia, Italy
Founded in Rome by Vincenzo Visceglia, Cartografica Visceglia is a family business driven by a passion for geographical maps. Initially traditional, the company transitioned to computerized cartography in the 1990s. Today, it produces maps for diverse clients including the film industry.
Bianco Bianchi, Italy
"The company began when Bianco Bianchi, government employee and artist, dedicated 10 years of his free time to study the secrets of an artistic technique that had been lost over time: scagliola (the art of making inlays with a special mix of colored pigments, natural glues and selenite powder). His children, who inherited his passion,
continue his work with the help of a few skilled artisans."
For more information, visit the PFV Prize website. The overall winner will be announced in the spring.