n the 14th June, ADI (the Italian Association for Industrial Design) gave out thirteen 2016 Compasso d’ Oro Awards, which will be on display at the Palazzo Isimbardi, Milan until the 22nd of this month.
Set up in 1954 from an idea by Gio Ponti and now in its XXIV edition, the Compasso d’Oro Award is the oldest and most prestigious international design award. Often referred to as the Nobel Prize of the design industry, the Compasso d’Oro Award is awarded by a panel of experts, who include designers, critics, historians and sector-specific journalists.
This year, there were 237 shortlisted designs from a variety of different fields, ranging from interior design to lighting, from transport to services and even personal items. In fact, pieces which have reached the podium include: a moka, a sports car (at this year’s finish line there’s a Ferrari), an ultra slimline tap and a fitness platform.
Besides the Compasso d’Oro Awards, there have been plenty of other mentions like awards for young designers and twelve career awards and for the first time in the history of this ceremony, three were given to international names. We have focused on two main categories: Design for living and Design for work. So, take a look at our image gallery: we have all the winners from these two categories, plus a wide selection of interior design ideas, which have received honourable mentions.
Where: Palazzo Isimbardi, 35 corso Monforte, Milan, Italy
When: ongoing - 22 June 2016