Ernesto  Gismondi, founder and president of Artemide, is one of hte winners of the Premio Leonardo Qualità Italia 2012, awarded by the Comitato Leonardo to entrepreneurs whose companies stand out during the year for innovation of quality in products, combined with strong international, commercial and productive initiative. The awards were handed out by the President of the Republic at the Palazzo del Quirinale. Ernesto Gismondi was selected for the prize above all for the fundamental contribution made by his company to the success of Made in ltaly: Artemide has played a part in the definition and rise of the phenomenon, still promoting it around the world with products that have made design history.