The debut of the International Compasso d’Oro

The ADI Compasso d’Oro International Award announced its winners. Yesterday, the Triennale Museum in Milan, hosted the award ceremony. An event that has achieved a good success, considering that it was the first edition of the award. For the first time, in fact, the selection criteria for the best in design perfected over the sixty year history of the Compasso d’Oro are being applied worldwide. That’s not all. Compared to the historical award assigned by ADI, its international version follows a well-defined topic that beats the biennial rhythm of the competition.

The content that has accompanied this edition is Design for Food and Nutrition, chosen to coincide with Expo and the inclusion of this new sector within the categories recognized by ADI. “The relation between Sport and Design will guide the contest in 2017 – has announced in advance Luciano Galimberti, ADI president – The theme will be officially presented during the Olympic Games, next year”.

91 of the products presented were selected by an esteemed jury made up of designer Ron Arad, Denis Santachiara (Chairman), Daniela Piscitelli, the journalist Aurelio Magistà and professors Livia Pomodoro and Paolo Sorcinelli.

Among them, 16 received an Honorable Mentions; the American designer Bodin Hon was awarded with the International Targa Giovani – along with a prize of €30,000 to be used for launching a start-up – for the Solari project (portable solar-powered device for cooking food).

Three, in the end, are the winner of the first Compasso d’oro International Award:

– Canna di fucile 2011, a drawplate for the pasta production designed by Michele Cuomo for Pastificio F.lli Setaro

– LG Double Door-in-Door Refrigerator, a Door-in-Door fridge. Designer and Client is LG Electronics

– Shy, a multipurpose chopping knife designed by Paolo Metaldi for Viceversa