ADI Compasso d’Oro International Award

 

 

The awards ceremony for the eleven winners of the second edition of the ADI Compasso d’Oro International Award will take place in Milan and at the China Industrial Design Association in Hangzhou, China. This award extends the quality criteria of Italian design as exemplified by the Compasso d’Oro to the rest of the world.
The theme of the 2017 edition is Sport – Performance and Innovation.
79 products and services were selected from the candidates received from a number of countries around the world along with an honourable mention. The jurors who chose them, awarding 10 with the International Compasso d’Oro and one with the ADI Young Start-Up Award were the designers Makio Hasuike, chairman of the jury, Edgardo Angelini, Lu Xiaobo, Dean of the Tsinghua University of Art and Design in Beijing, journalists Jacopo Giliberto (Il Sole 24 Ore) and Umberto Zapelloni (deputy editor of the Gazzetta dello Sport), Carlton Myers (winner of the 1999 European Basketball Championship with the National Italian Basketball Team) and Diego Nepi Molineris, Marketing and Development Director of CONI.
The ADI Young Start-Up Award is particularly important since this section is dedicated to projects developed for the world of sport by young designers on the threshold of their careers: the winner will receive the sum of €20,000 with which to establish a start-up for implementing their design.
The second edition of the ADI Compasso d’Oro International Award was produced with the support of the Lombardy Region. This edition also enjoyed the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Lazio Region, the Metropolitan City and the Milan City Council, CONI, Cumulus (the International Association of Design Education Schools), POLI.design, the Design Department of the Milan Polytechnic, Confindustria Lombardia and the Gazzetta dello Sport.
The winners of the second edition of the ADI Compasso d’oro International Award, followed by the jury’s reasons, are as follows:

 

BIKE TROLLEY

Client / Produttore: Sentier

Design: Andrea Signoretto

Jury Report

The idea appears simple but this solution shows that numerous different elements have been looked at and interpreted resulting in a design that presents a new way of resolving the problem of bike carry, or carrying objects on a bicycle. This creative and effective way of reducing the disadvantages of outdoor activities such as cycle-touring represents an innovative solution that improves and facilitates the transporting of luggage, both while travelling by bicycle and while using other means of transport. The benefits include the fact that it can be attached to any type of bicycle without the need for modifications and it offers considerable storage capacity as well as extreme ease and speed in the transformation from trolley to trailer using efficient hook-and-drop solutions without the need for special tools. Nobody sells suitcases without wheels nowadays: is this the future of bicycle backpacks?

BIKE TROLLEY
Client / Produttore: Sentier
Design: Andrea Signoretto

 

 

BOLIDE TT

Client / Produttore: Cicli Pinarello

Design: Fausto Pinarello

Jury Report

The name says it all. It’s the Pro Tour’s lightest time-trial bike. Its aesthetics are a happy synthesis of the design’s functional requirements: reduction in weight, structural strength and aerodynamics. The fluent and enveloping formal language has been consistently applied with attention to detail by integrating every component of the bike such as brakes and cables with apparent simplicity and this can be seen in particular in the ability with which aesthetics have been combined with high level technical expertise in the use of materials and the study of aerodynamic resistance. The bicycle has been made even lighter and stiffer and thanks to the attention to ergonomics and hence the bond between the bicycle and the rider, the power of the athlete is effectively transmitted through the correct balance of the overall combination.

BOLIDE TT
Client / Produttore: Cicli Pinarello
Design: Fausto Pinarello

 

 

CAMPING ULTRALIGHT BED

Client / Produttore: KingCamp

Design: Hong Zhiping

Jury Report

A reinterpretation of a camping classic with the intelligent use of contemporary materials. Easy assembly and attention to functional requirements and comfort, such as light weight and reduced friction noise make the product innovative and right up to date. It is inspired by Design for All, with a layout that highlights its simplicity and lightness with discretion and a sense of utility without drawing attention to itself. Sometimes a great idea can be simple – four tubes and a piece of fabric: a lightweight and easily portable camp bed.

CAMPING ULTRALIGHT BED
Client / Produttore: KingCamp
Design: Hong Zhiping

 

CAMPSTOVE 2

Client / Produttore: BioLite

Design: Anton Ljunggren, Tim Connelly, Mindy Abbruzzi

Jury Report

Every camper’s dream: it heats food and gives warmth and at the same time provides light or a recharge for electronic devices. Energy everywhere is the BioLite mission and it finds its maximum expression in this innovative high-efficiency, wood-burning camping stove that comes complete with smoke reduction system. The simple design, characterized by flexibility and ease of use, also offers a number of valuable solutions such as low environmental impact and energy efficiency using thermal power to produce the electricity needed to recharge lamps and phones: a stove that produces heat and generates electricity. It is a surprisingly functional object that can also be used in emergency situations.

CAMPSTOVE 2
Client / Produttore: BioLite
Design: Anton Ljunggren, Tim Connelly, Mindy Abbruzzi

 

DAHU – HADES

Client / Produttore: DAHU Sports Company

Design: DAHU Sports Company

Jury Report

Ski boots are traditionally uncomfortable yet this one goes against the grain without losing its primary function of keeping the foot in contact with the ski. It succeeds in re-inventing a product that has not seen substantial innovations for a long time, putting the comfort and convenience of the skier at the heart of the design while maintaining high performance. The ability to separate the boot from the ski in a few seconds has already been developed in the past, but the value of this design is the clear interpretation of two different uses while maintaining the external structure yet making it lighter. The result is a major contribution to the expression of a new language and a wake-up call for the whole industry.

DAHU – HADES
Client / Produttore: DAHU Sports Company
Design: DAHU Sports Company

 

OLYMPIC OPENING CEREMONY – RIO 2016

Client / Produttore: Rio 2016

Design: Marco Balich – CC 2016

Jury Report

The 2016 Olympic Ceremony was a landmark in the history of significant staged events. Magnificent yet with a minimal use of resources, creativity and emotion, it was the successful answer to the challenge of condensing the spirit of Brazil into a few hours with a limited budget, resulting in a top quality spectacle that never descended into banality, a memorable presentation equal to the importance of the event. Condensing a whole country like Brazil into a few hours of ceremony was a considerable achievement, being able to do so and thrilling spectators during the process as well was brilliant.

OLYMPIC OPENING CEREMONY – RIO 2016
Client / Produttore: Rio 2016
Design: Marco Balich – CC 2016

 

PRO-ARMOR

Client / Produttore: Dainese

Design: Dainese

Jury Report

Little ideas that can save elbows, knees, backs and lives, thanks to the attention paid to the safety of people in general and motorcyclists in particular. The Pro-Armor protection system features a technical and expressive design inspired by fractal geometry and the variable design pattern distributes either flexibility or rigidity where it is needed, keeping the inserts light and breathable. The result is a painstakingly precise design for ‘invisible’ objects that are concealed inside sportswear. Apart from the stylistic expression which is typical of current sporting language, the quality of the solution presents the possibility of extending its functional and expressive use to other sports equipment.

PRO-ARMOR
Client / Produttore: Dainese
Design: Dainese

 

SKILLMILL

Client / Produttore: Technogym

Design: Technogym Design Center

Jury Report

More than just running and above all without electricity. Aimed at both the professional sportsman and also the weekend athlete and having the advantage of an innovative and appealing design, this is an entirely manually operated piece of equipment. It offers the possibility of full body training sessions since it combines innovation, ergonomics and ease of use for sports training by developing the athlete’s power, strength, speed and agility.

SKILLMILL
Client / Produttore: Technogym
Design: Technogym Design Center

 

TARTA EMYS

Client / Produttore: Tarta Design

Design: Marco Galante – Tarta Design

Jury Report

An intelligent back support to help those confined to wheelchairs engage in sporting activities. It offers a solution that increases physical performance but above all provides moral support for the handicapped user and has the merit of putting the focus of the design on the ergonomic answer to problems of seating and back support for people with motor difficulties. It improves freedom of movement and wicking of perspiration and at the same time offers a high level aesthetic solution that takes into account a category of user that is too often overlooked.

TARTA EMYS
Client / Produttore: Tarta Design
Design: Marco Galante – Tarta Design

 

VIBRAM FUROSHIKI

Client / Produttore: Vibram

Design: Vibram

Jury Report

A shoe that envelops the foot and offers protection while giving the feeling of being completely free: you don’t put your foot into the shoe, rather you wrap the shoe around your foot so that it adapts to the shape of the foot while keeping it safe but leaving it unrestricted and easily fits feet of different sizes and dimensions. Comfort and freedom of movement are two of the strengths of the product, but the production process is also innovative in that the co-moulding of the rubber with the upper fabric creates a continuous surface, a ‘wrap-around sole’. The decorative and colour patterns are also remarkable and the whole product anticipates design trends not just for footwear but many other applications in general.

VIBRAM FUROSHIKI
Client / Produttore: Vibram
Design: Vibram

 

 

 

ADI YOUNG START-UP AWARD

TRITONE

Design: Gao Changyue, Guo Jiani

Scuola / School: Politecnico di Milano

Jury report

Anyone who does swimming training knows how boring it can be in the pool. This design goes beyond the swimming caps currently in use today by offering both entertainment and information about the physical condition of the swimmer at the same time, integrating scientific concepts related to health and athletic performance. Tritone combines the functions of a heart rate monitor and a music player swimming cap to make pool workouts enjoyable and less boring, monitoring the swimmer’s vital signs in real time. The design of IoT products is the new frontier of design: giving meaning to new products that exist in a complex physical and digital ecosystem.

TRITONE
Design: Gao Changyue, Guo Jiani
Scuola / School: Politecnico di Milano