Finalists are in for the Compasso d’Oro, Industrial Design Award

Finalists are in for the Compasso d’Oro, Industrial Design Award

ADI Design Index, Compasso d'Oro, Industrial Design Award, Milan

Entries have been received for the Compasso d’Oro, an Industrial Design Award hosted by the Associazione per il Disegno Industriale (ADI).

Established in Italy in 1954 by the La Rinascente company, from an original idea by Gio Ponti and Alberto Rosselli. The prize aims to acknowledge and promote quality in the field of industrial designs.

This year’s projects from Scuola Politecnica di Design (the first Italian School of Design) include Couture, by Hiromi Fukikoshi (Japan), Kelli Pearson (USA), Isaac Piñero (Spain) and Roberto Rossi (Italy) and The Light Orchestra, an installation by Daniel Simonini (Italy/Brasil) with Lorenzo Marini (Italy) and Fernando Gonzales Sandino (Guatemala).

A judges panel will discuss all the projects at the end of May to select a winner.

Scuola Politecnica di Design (SPD) is an international laboratory for swapping experiences and getting in touch with companies and professionals, for developing projects and keeping the balance between experimental research and an innovative approach towards product design.

It is made up of Industrial Design, Interior Design, Transportation Design, Visual Design, Web and Multimedia Design.

Milan will also host the event, ADI Design Index from May 31 to September 25, 2011, including exhibitions from more than 400 projects entered for the XXII Compasso d’Oro award.

Pictured is The Light Orchestra, an installation combining sound, light and colour. The visitor can interact with a huge instrument, a reinterpretation of the piano, with 12 colourful piano keys controlling 12 LED lightsources, creating sound- and lightscapes.

The installation, first shown during the LED Festival in Milan in 2009, was voted for by the general public

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