The Compasso d’Oro Awards 2020 are back with a dedicated space in a very evocative venue

The 2020 edition of the Compasso d’Oro Awards is a very special one. First of all, it has been the first in-person event during the Covid health emergency. Secondly, except for the few rules that, of course, had to be respected, the atmosphere was almost normal.

However, the Compasso d’Oro Awards 2020, now in their 26th edition, have much more to celebrate because, for the first time, the award ceremony was held at the ADI Design Museum, which will officially open in December 2020. A beautiful venue, in the former Enel premises, on via Ceresio, Milan. An event within the event, the Councilor for Culture of the City of Milan, inaugurated Piazza del Compasso d’Oro, the square in front of the entrance of the museum, now officially dedicated to Italy’s most famous design awards.

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The exhibition “Mettere Radici”, Compasso d’Oro 2020

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The Compasso d’Oro Awards 2020

Let’s come to the awards. The jury of the Compasso d’Oro Awards 2020, chaired by Denis Santachiara, and composed by Luca Bressan, Virginio Briatore, Jin Kuramoto, Päivi Tahkokallio, assigned 18 Compasso d’Oro Awards. In addition to the traditional awards, also 9 Compasso d’Oro Lifetime Achievement Awards, 3 International Compasso d’Oro Awards, and, for the first time, 3 Compasso d’Oro Product Lifetime Achievement Awards dedicated to 3 objects that are still in production after many years, were given. In the following pictures, you will see the winners in this category.

Compasso d’Oro Lifetime Achievement Awards: Rossella Bertolazzi, Gilda Bojardi, Marco Ferreri, Carlo Forcolini, Carlo Molteni, Piero Molteni, Anty Pansera, Vanni Pasca, Eugenio Perazza, Nanda Vigo. International Compasso d’Oro Lifetime Achievement Awards: Emilio Ambasz, Nasir and Nargis Kassamali, Jasper Morrison.

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Sacco, by Gatti Paolini Teodori for Zanotta, Compasso d’Oro Product Lifetime Achievement Award

Innovation, sustainability and responsibility are the 3 keywords that inspired the selection of the winners of the 2020 edition, held during the Covid health emergency. And, as Luciano Galimberti, President ADI, underlined, the health emergency highlighted that design must be sustainable and responsible.

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Arco lamp, by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos

The exhibition of the XXVI Compasso d’Oro Awards, titled “Mettere Radici”, will be open to the public until September 16th, with free admission and mandatory reservation. A special occasion to preview the ADI Design Museum, the new Milanese museum dedicated to design, which will open in December.

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Nathalie bed by Flou, designed by Vico Magistretti, first version, 1978, Compasso d’Oro Product Lifetime Achievement Award

ADI Design Museum, via Ceresio 7, Milan
Link to book your visit bit.ly/XXVICdO_10_16_9

Featured image by Roberto de Riccardis

In the pictures below, the winners of the Compasso d’Oro Awards 2020