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ADI Compasso d’Oro Award Winners

Established in 1954, the ADI Compasso d'Oro Award is the oldest and most influential international design award.

The Compasso d'Oro award is an important recognition given by the Italian Industrial Design Association (ADI) to reward and improve the quality of Italian design. It is the oldest and most prestigious industrial design award in the world. Founded in 1954, the award was born from an idea by Giò Ponti and Alberto Rosselli and was initially sponsored by the La Rinascente store. Since La Rinascente's patronage ended in 1964, the award has been run entirely by ADI.

Winners of the ADI Compasso d'Oro Award in furniture and lighting product groups since 1954

Designed by Gaetano Pesce in 1969, the SERIE UP has won the XXVII Compasso d'Oro ADI - Product Career Award 2022.

A famous icon of international contemporary design, SERIE UP was awarded the most important award in the field of Italian industrial design and was praised by the international jury: “The perfect synthesis of technological experimentation and formal research, the armchair designed by UP Gaetano Pesce, the female figure and the different socio-cultural It is a poetic witness to the complex interrelationship between cultural contexts and at the same time a product that always represents a vision of civic commitment to design”.

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Maralunga won the Compasso d'Oro award in 1979.

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The Bibambola and Granbambola sofas are part of Le Bambole series, originally designed in 1972, awarded with the Compasso d'Oro in 1979. Building strong relationships with international designers and ongoing research has played an important role in the success of B&B Italia. B&B Italia has received many awards, including the Compasso D'Oro, Italy's most prestigious award in industrial design. The brand, which has a wide distribution area, has sales in more than 80 countries today. The headquarters of B&B Italia, located in Novedrate in the city of Como, was designed in 1972 by designers Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers.

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More than 50 years from its concept, Sacco still represents a disruptive and revolutionary project: it does not have legs, backrest or seat, but its shape adapts to whom is sitting on it. Sacco defines a brand-new typology breaking the traditional schemes and rules: in line with the values that marked the period during which it was designed. That year, 1968, was in the midst of a period of great ideologies, it stood out as the achievement of free posture, the overcoming of fixed positions imposed by the social conventions. 

Selected for the Compasso d’Oro award in 1970, it was displayed in the New York’s MoMA at the legendary exhibition “Italy: The New Domestic landscape” in 1972 and is included in the collections of a large number of museums around the world.


This completely original fabric "Soriana" is an Iconic Italian Design piece. He won the Compasso D'oro in 1969. Designed by Tobia Scarpa and produced by Cassina in the 1970s, the idea is to express beauty and comfort using a whole bundle of fabric or leather held in a steel clamp. The Soriana Collection is a collector's item and part of Italian Design History.

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Sampei is the idea to put the light on the floor or on the table. An outdoor version of Sampei is also available. Winner of the XXIII Compasso d'Oro ADI Award in 2014. Special limited edition to celebrate Sampei's tenth anniversary. Sampei Limited Edition is made with gold plated details and engraved serial number.


Mayday, signed by Konstantin Grcic and awarded in 2001 the "Compasso d'Oro" award, is a versatile lamp that can be placed on the table, placed on the floor or suspended thanks to its multifunctional handle. Available with a cord reel.

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Created to be nominated for The Compasso d'Oro award in 1955, the Luminator was designed by the Castiglioni brothers to meet the Italian industry's demand for a functional design.

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Arrangements, an innovative and poetic modular collection of geometric lighting elements created for Flos in 2018 by Cyprus-born designer Michael Anastassiades, won the influential award from the international jury with their comments: “Minimalism, geometry and the dance of technology beautifully interpret LEDs and transform them into pure emotions. "


Designed by brothers Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni in 1962 and recognized worldwide as one of the most ingenious and timeless pieces of design, the Arco lamp has received deserved recognition almost sixty years after its original design. First introduced in this edition of the Compasso d'Oro, the Product Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates Arco as the undisputed star of Italian design culture. Innovative, simple and adaptable, it is a combination of inspiring creativity and skilled production. The jury described it as "a stylistic innovation in the lighting industry that has over time become an icon for Italian design worldwide."


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Designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977, the Atollo has become the archetype of the table lamp over the years and won the Compasso d'Oro in 1979, completely revolutionizing the way we imagine the classic bedside lamp. The geometric shapes that compose it - the cylinder, the cone and the hemisphere - created a decorative and important product that was disconnected from the historical period and the fashion of the moment.

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