Ernesto Gismondi and Artemide honored at the 25th edition of the Compasso d'Oro ADI

ADI Association for Industrial Design has assigned two important awards to Ernesto Gismondi and Artemide.

The Compasso d’Oro for the Career goes to the engineer who founded the company he has guided for 59 years, for his work as an entrepreneur but also for his design creations like Discovery, the innovative suspension lamp that is also among the winners of the Compasso d’Oro 2018.


Compasso d’Oro for the Career – Ernesto Gismondi

“An aerospace engineer, university professor and entrepreneur. In short, a man of versatile brilliance. As the founder of Artemide, he immediately applied design processes as a distinctive factor, and over the years he has encouraged and supported collaborations with the national and international design community.”


Compasso d’Oro – Discovery suspension lamp

“When off, it is a slim metal ring that forms a silent void, suspended in space. When on, it suddenly becomes an intensely glowing disk, triggering a surprise that is the true essence of this product.”

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Ernesto Gismondi con Discovery. Foto Pierpaolo Ferrari
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Discovery. Foto Pierpaolo Ferrari - Discovery
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Ph. Pierpaolo Ferrari - Discovery, design Ernesto Gismondi, Artemide