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All the winners at the Compasso d’Oro Awards 2024

The 28th edition of the Compasso d’Oro Awards, coinciding with the 70th anniversary (1954-2024), honored the best design projects, on display at the ADI Design Museum until September 16, 2024

Yesterday, June 20, 2024, the 28th edition of the Compasso d’Oro, the most important Italian design award, founded by Gio Ponti in 1954, was held at the ADI Design Museum. The event was attended by prominent personalities such as Attilio Fontana, President of the Lombardy Region, and Giuseppe Sala, Mayor of Milan. The ceremony was presented by journalist Claudia Conte.

Compasso d'Oro 2024

At the Compasso d’Oro 2024, 20 products were awarded, 9 Italians and two international creatives received a Compasso d’Oro Award for Lifetime Achievement along with 3 long-sellers. Moreover, 39 honorable mentions were awarded and special recognition was given through the 3 awards and 9 certificates of the “Targa Giovani” section, dedicated to projects by students from Italian design universities. In total, 311 products from ADI Design Index 2022 and 2023 were included in the catalog. During the ceremony, significant figures who recently passed away were remembered, with special plaques for Manlio Armellini, Gaetano Pesce and Italo Rota, for their contributions to the culture of design.

The jury

The jury of the Compasso d’Oro 2024 included Maria Cristina Didero, author and independent curator, Luciano Galimberti, designer and ADI president, Francisco Gómez Paz, designer, Renata Cristina Mazzantini, director of the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome, Toshiyuki Kita, designer and ambassador of the Italian Pavilion at Expo 2025 Osaka.

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The exhibition

The projects awarded the Compasso d’Oro 2024 will be on display at the ADI Design Museum until September 16, 2024. On show are the 174 products from this edition of the award. Exhibition design by Perla Gianni Falvo and Carlo Malerba; graphic design of the catalog by Giulia Peretti and Silvia Recalcati (Paffi); setup by Merlo S.p.A.

All the winners of the 28th Compasso d’Oro

Acea Waidy® Management System
Company: Acea
Design: Tangity – Part of NTT DATA Design Network
Product type: Services

Compasso d'Oro 2024
Acea Waidy® Management System

Rationale: “Reducing waste of an increasingly valuable resource is a goal pursued through the most advanced technologies and responsible citizen involvement. A virtuous practice of responsible community building operated by a public entity capable of renewing its role as a service manager.”

Company: Davide Groppi
Design: Davide Groppi, Giorgio Rava
Product type: Lighting fixtures

Rationale: “The reduction of thickness and of the material used is combined with an idea of expressiveness capable of soliciting the deep need of contact with the transcendent of a public increasingly solicited by trivializing messages.”

Company: Optimares
Design: Goood
Product type: Airplane seating system

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Rationale: “A typological innovation that ensures better use of aircraft space with equal comfort and significant weight savings aimed at reducing fuel consumption.”

Company: Cooperativa Ceramica d’Imola
Design: Daniele Martelli
Product type: Cladding

Rationale: “Its technology innovates the industry’s production approach, enhancing the original features of the material while seeking a new and original expressive language away from graphic imitations.”

Company: Lym
Design: Studio Marco Zito
Product type: Lighting fixtures

Rationale: “A multifunctional product with small dimensions interprets the new housing needs – bedside table, lamp, connectivity, charging – for spaces increasingly reduced by the economic pressure of urban development in the globalized world.”

Company: Focchi
Design: Progetto CMR
Product type: Cladding

Rationale: “The evolution of the wet site into the dry site, supported by a product capable of integrating in an industrialized manner the conventional functions of the architectural component with the most advanced control technologies of an advanced building.”

Company: Magis
Design: Stefan Diez
Product type: Home furnishings and accessories

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Rationale: “An innovative production process applied to a mature typology has generated new scenarios for use by the public, which is increasingly responsible with respect to issues related to sustainability over time.”

Company: REA
Design: Flavio Augusto Gentile
Product type: Products for work

Rationale: “Comfort and safety through innovative research that sees design as a discipline capable of synthesizing multidisciplinary knowledge within a strategic sector into an industrial product.”

Company: Sozzi Arredamenti
Design: Álvaro Siza
Product type: Home furnishings and accessories

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Rationale: “The tradition of great cabinet making applied to the oldest furniture type in history is combined with the categories of parsimony – of material and components – proposing a synthesis of elegant lightness.”

Company: Ferrari
Design: Flavio Manzoni, Ferrari Design
Product type: Automobiles

Rationale: “A concentrated dose of technology combined with bold typological innovation, which goes beyond conventional gran turismo categories, is an element of concrete novelty in a mature industry in terms of global competition.”

Company: Viabizzuno
Design: Paolo Rizzatto, marionanni
Product type: Lighting fixtures

Rationale: “A single lamp for all possible living scenarios: a simple system of cables and counterweights guarantees flexibility of positioning of a single light source that becomes a guardian and characterizing element of the space.”

Company: Diadora Utility
Design: Cristian Ardissono
Product type: Products for work

Rationale: “Workplace safety incentivized through the reduction of the weight of personal protective equipment, comfort of use and a new form-function relationship, which intends to overcome the punitive idea generally conveyed by technical shoes.”

Company: Elica
Design: Fabrizio Crisà
Product type: Kitchen furniture and accessories

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Rationale: “Technological and typological innovation combined in a product capable of interpreting the demands of the contemporary kitchen while improving air quality in domestic environments.”

Company: Talenti
Design: Marco Acerbis
Product type: Home furnishings and accessories

Rationale: “A new type of architectural complement with variable conformation – portal, gazebo – for comfortable outdoor living spaces, capable of becoming an ordering element of space as well as an efficient functional response to the need for shade.”

Company: Fondazione Luigi Rovati
Design: Mario Cucinella Architects
Type: Museums

Rationale: “Museum setup through design that takes its cue from the relationship with the tradition of sculpture, creating an emotionally engaging environment and emphasizing the relationship between the user and cultural heritage.”

Company: Tesar Automation
Design: Ilario De Vincenzo
Product type: Machinery and components for industry

Rationale: “Reducing human fatigue combined with workplace safety through a new, small-sized, self-driving electric vehicle intended to improve the efficiency of spaces and procedures in the logistics sector.”

Company: Össur R&D Team
Design: Design Group Italia
Product type: Medical and hospital equipment

Rationale: “The union of advanced mechanical technologies and artificial intelligence applied to the medical sector to overcome the concept of ‘able-bodied’. Design as a bridging discipline between distant fields, in the perspective of civil responsibility.”

RIDE ON COLORS – Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
Company: Santa Monica
Design: Aldo Drudi
Product type: Communication systems and brand identity

RIDE ON COLORS – Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli

Rationale: “Communication design as expressed in the context of land art emphasizes a different relationship in the enjoyment of sporting events that involve a large audience through new media.”

Company: Sanlorenzo
Design: Zuccon International Project (exterior design), Lissoni & Partners (interior design), Tilli Antonelli (supervisor)
Product type: Boats

Rationale: “A boat that interprets the idea of floating home through new proportions, new relationship between transparent and blind surfaces, new living solutions. A boat that innovates the production process in a strategic sector through careful research into sustainable building and use.”

Company: Zanotta
Design: Zaven
Product type: Home furnishings and accessories

Rationale: “The search for manufacturing simplicity, combined with a new idea of comfort of use, reinforces the idea of sustainability and responsibility to a wide audience.”

The Targa Giovani Compasso d’Oro 2024 was awarded to

Demetra, grafting machine for fruit plants
Student: Andrea Ceschin
University: ISIA Roma Design, Branch of Pordenone
Type: Bachelor’s thesis
Supervisor: Massimiliano Datti

Students: Luca Costa, Stefania Russo
University: Università degli Studi di Palermo
Type: Workshop
Professor: Viviana Trapani
Collaborators: WayPoint

Student: Irene Ferrari
University: Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna
Type: Examination project
Professor: Andrea Mandalari

All the Compasso d’Oro Awards for Lifetime Achievement 2024

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Rationale: “A career that sees her as a protagonist in the international design culture scene, without losing the distinctive feature of the profound values of Made in Italy. A path made of method and passion, combining the importance of research and in-depth study with dissemination.”


Rationale: “An almost inescapable career in the world of Italian design, a path that had already been trodden and, for that very reason, has been more difficult to follow. A career that is an example of courage and clarity, always looking to the future.”


Rationale: “A career built on two pillars: culture and sport. A path that starts from afar, within the tradition of family businesses understood as the ability to transmit ethical values before economic ones.”


Rationale: “A career that has been able to combine the rigor of economic disciplines with a passion for the world of design. A path that has unfolded over time on the international scene without ever losing sight of belonging to the Made in Italy system. A polite and deeply curious personality, he has been able to promote original and often unusual personalities and experiences, enriching the value of Italian design.”


Rationale: “A career under the sign of modernism, a path made of coherence and method, able to propose reassuring and measured looks combined with exciting poetics. A career that has been able to explore and unite different design disciplines, conveying the idea of the unity of creative action.”


Rationale: “A career that has followed the path traced by her predecessors in the company: coherence and perspective vision come together in experience and innovation in a historically traditionalist territory and sector. The path traced is the concrete materialization of the best principles of Made in Italy food design.”


Rationale: “A carpenter: a career that has the scent of a living material, wisely interpreted with tools that are part of human history as much as with techniques that are part of its future. A path closely connected with a territory – Brianza – and with design understood as responsibility for sustainable development and concrete pride.”


Rationale: “A career that can certainly be defined as luminous, both for the field he has investigated in a privileged way and for the methodological precision and consistency of the results, capable of overcoming conventional answers by reinventing some types of lighting.”


Rationale: “A career that has been able to combine industry and craftsmanship, art and design, always attentive to the relationship with the territory. A career built through a multidisciplinary culture mainly based on his contagious passion.”


Rationale: “A career capable of projecting Made in Japan design culture into the world, in the fields of architecture and design. His relationship with Made in Italy design results in a concrete cultural synergy between two design cultures that seem much closer than their territorial distance.”


Rationale: “A career that has posed original questions to Western and European dress culture in particular. Throughout his career he has contributed to the inclusion of design principles within an industry traditionally linked to style.”


Rationale: “For any designer, the challenge of designing a chair is one of the most complex. Gio Ponti could certainly not escape this challenge and with the Superleggera he concretized his personal relationship with innovation and tradition, proposing himself as an element of comparison for the future.”


Rationale: “With the blue and white majolica Gio Ponti applied his experience in the ceramic sector and strengthened the relationship between industry and craftsmanship. Italian sky and sea become iconic signs, embodying the relationship between technique and narrative that is typical of Italian design.”

D.154.2, GIO PONTI, MOLTENI&C, 1953

Rationale: “Gio Ponti, with the D.154.2 armchair, explored furniture design for an international private client. Far from the Italian living tradition, this armchair, developed with materials that were innovative at the time, became the manifesto of a new idea of comfort.”

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