On the occasiono of ADI Index 2014 presentation, next October 27th in Milan, will also highlight the many innovations of the Compasso d’Oro: in 2015 becomes biennale and extends its selection of quality products worldwide. The first edition of Compasso d’Oro International Award is dedicated to the food industry.
The way of internationalization of the Compasso d’Oro goes on. After the exhibition of the winning products of the Compasso d’Oro at the UE Council on the occasion of the Italian Presidency, the most important Italian Design Prize now crosses the borders of Europe and opens to the world.
Since 1954 Compasso d’Oro has been selecting the excellence of Italian Design; now the new ADI Compasso d’Oro International Award, has been added to it.
Each edition will have a different theme: the first, which will take place in parallel with the Milan EXPO, has Design for Food and Nutrition and it is dedicated to design as a tool for sustainable innovation and development (in the economic, social, environmental and cultural senses) of food production, distribution and visual communication systems and food consumption.
“The Award’s attention is focussed on design’s capacity to improve and innovate products and production processes in every stage of the food production chain” explains Luciano Galimberti, ADI president, ” from the production to the selling and consuming of food, while also taking into consideration information and education systems.”
The Award also includes an international version of the Targa Giovani, (Youth Section) which is reserved for young designers undergoing training in design schools.
To mark its first edition there is also a cash award of €30,000 which will be awarded to the best design created by students from University level schools who individually or in groups have developed designs for products or services, self-production or research on suggested topics.
Products should be presented to the jury from the 20th October 2014 in accordance with the rules as laid out in the competition regulations and on the adi-design.org .
The deadline is 28th February 2015. Prizes will be awarded in June 2015.