Compasso d’Oro. A new design museum in Milan
In 1954 Gio Ponti launched the Compasso d’Oro award, in collaboration with the La Rinascente department store. It quickly developed into one of the most important design awards, reflecting the twists and turns of Italian design up to the present day. Today, the Compasso d’Oro is organised by the Associazione per il Disegno Industriale, ADI. The ADI recently announced plans to open a new museum, called the ADI Design Museum Compasso d’Oro, in Milan this April. An old industrial building is currently being renovated in a traditional Milanese industrial area, near the Porta Garibaldi train station. It will house the collection, and will be developed into a cultural space. The organisers are already promising a 1300 kilometre-long display space to showcase design.