Established in 1954, the Compasso d'Oro ADI Award is the oldest but above all the most authoritative world design award. Born from an idea of Gio Ponti, it was for years organized by the ‘la Rinascente’ department stores, in order to highlight the value and quality of Italian design products at the time.
Subsequently it was donated to the ADI which from 1958 took care of the organization, watching over its impartiality and its integrity.
The nearly three hundred projects awarded in over fifty years the award, together with the nearly two thousand selected with the Honorable Mention, are collected and kept in the Historical Collection of the Compasso d'Oro ADI Award whose management has been entrusted to the ADI Foundation , established for this purpose by ADI in 2001.
Winning the Compasso d 'Oro, means having created a product of the highest excellence given every two years, there are very few awards that are awarded and this is the most important recognition for good design in Italy and among the most authoritative in the world. A result therefore of the highest level for our client companies.