While in Milan, the launch of Adi Index 2018 continues until January 15 with “Le Vie del Compasso d’Oro” (a design itinerary organized by ADI Lombardia), today the presentation will take place at La casa dell’Architettura in Rome. The exhibition will open until December 5th.
The graphics for the 2018 ADI Design Index catalogue, which includes all the selected products, is curated by the creative team coordinated by Designforyou Hub (Alessandro Barison) and PixelFactory (Alessandro Fasolo, Manuel Babolin, Massimiliano Piazza).
“Human to Human Design” is the keyword both for the products selection and the visual design.
746 products presented, 172 selected: the ADI Design Index 2018 confirms the criterion of promoting quality that indicates ADI’s choice of the best examples of Italian design.
The objects, available on the market since 2017, have as always been selected by the ADI Permanent Design Observatory, a group of over 100 experts.
The selection presents the best results from design for living, a traditional strong point of Italian design (29 products including home furnishing and lighting products, ceramic coatings, heating and bathroom equipment and home appliances but also safety and home automation systems) and results from the design for the person category (17 products, intended for use in leisure time and in sport – helmets and saddles for bicycles, child seats, jewellery – but also for use in professional activities – diving masks, football boots and clothes with surprising performances).
There is no shortage of vehicles (cars, scooters and electric motorcycles, boats and technological systems for the control and management of vehicles) and products for work (from office furniture to refrigerated display cases for shops), and as is now customary.
Not only products: design for services and more.
there are examples of design for services (terminals and software for the digital payment of purchases in stores), social design (initiatives to combat African desertification along with the creation of skills and professional activities in less developed countries) and food design. The panorama is completed with the 23 best projects created by students from Italian design schools which will compete for the Targa Giovani or Youth Section Award.
The exhibition (design by Gianluigi Landoni), is a summary of the surprises that the creativity of designers and producers bring to our everyday lives; an overview of what design means today for Made in Italy while waiting for the next edition of ADI Design Index to apply the same strict selection criteria to international production in a special section.
The catalogue – in Italian and English- is edited by ADI and can be can be purchased here.