The catalogue of the XXIII Compasso d'Oro ADI prize gathers the best of Italian design over the past three years, as selected by local committees of the Osservatorio Permanente del Design ADI
The first section of the catalogue is dedicated to the 21 Compasso d’Oro prize winners, who were judged on the quality represented in each specific field of design. In addition to the traditional awards, the second part includes 90 honourable mentions, products considered that are excellent in a range of categories, from home design to theoretical research, history and criticism of design, visual design, material design and other categories, and together they become part of the Compasso d’Oro ADI historic collection. The final section is dedicated to the 10 Compasso d’Oro Career Awards.
The Compasso d'Oro is the oldest and one of the most influential international design awards, it was established by Gio Ponti in 1954. Awarded by the Associazione per il Disegno Industriale (Association for Industrial Design), its goal is to reward and promote the quality of Italian design. The award is given every three years by an international jury to some outstanding objects from the previous three years.