In Milan, at Palazzo Isimbardi, awards were distributed to the winners of the Compasso d’Oro ADI 2016 edition. Established in 1954, the ADI Compasso d’Oro Award is the oldest and above all the most authoritative global design prize.


The 13 Compasso d’Oro awards were joined by 56 Honorable Mentions, 3 prizes and 9 certificates for the Targa Giovani, 12 awards for the career, of which 9 assigned to Italian designers and entrepreneurs, and three to international designers.


The Compasso d’Oro awards:


-5mm, designed by Giampiero Castagnoli, Marco Fagioli, Emanuel Gargano. Treemme Rubinetterie.


-Ascent, designed by Daniel Rybakken. Luceplan.


Auditorium Giovanni Arvedi, designed by Giorgio Palù and Michele Bianchi. Fondazione Giovanni Arvedi and Luciana Buschini.


-Design as a Development Tool, by Giulio and Valerio Vinaccia. UNIDO – United Nations Industrial Development Organization.


-Ferrari – FXX K, designed by Flavio Manzoni – Ferrari Design with Werner Gruber – Ferrari Design. Ferrari.


-FlaP, designed by Alberto and Francesco Meda. Caimi Brevetti.


-Lucetta, designed by Emanuele Pizzolorusso. Palomar.


-Monokini, designed by Francesco Paszkowski Design (exterior), Alberto Mancini Design (interior), Baglietto (naval architecture). Baglietto.


-OK, designed by Konstantin Grcic. Flos.


-Omnia, designed by Technogym Design Center. Technogym.


-Ossidiana, designed by Mario Trimarchi. Alessi.


-Twin Gate, designed by R&D Grivel with Maurizio Gallo. Grivel.


-Vela, designed by Lievore Altherr Molina. Tecno.



This edition of the Compasso d’Oro also offers design enthusiasts and industry professionals, along with the exhibition, two conferences on key issues for the future of Italian design.



Palazzo Isimbardi,

Via Vivaio 1, Milan



The ADI Design Jury

A quick and effective tool for design protection

21 June, 9.00-13.00

Palazzo Isimbardi, Sala degli Affreschi



Thought and action

Culture, organization and economics of design

24 June, 10.00-13.30

Palazzo Mezzanotte, Parterre

Piazza degli Affari 6, Milan