The historical collection of the Compasso d'Oro awards, owned by the Fondazione ADI, brings together over 650 pieces that represent the excellence of Italian design, objects that are all very different in types of use, materials, technologies and dimensions.
This collection represents Italy and the evolution of its economic production system. The exhibits on display have all been awarded the Compasso d'Oro; established in 1954, it is still considered worldwide as the highest accolade for project, product design, research and talent.
This initiative is unprecedented in the context of international design and due to its "exceptional artistic and historical interest" it has been incorporated as part of the Italian national heritage by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, the Regional Superintendence Office for Lombardy, with a decree on April 22nd 2004.
In 2020 the new Museum dedicated to the collection will be inaugurated in Milano and opened to the public. Stay tuned!