ANTONIO CITTERIO, COMPASSO D’ORO ADI CAREER AWARD
“An exemplary path in terms of consistency and quality and one which has contributed to the evolution of Italian professional design towards an increasingly advanced methodological model. During his career Antonio Citterio has been responsible for the physical creation of genuine Italian lifestyle icons worldwide.” Those are the reasons why the prize was awarded to Antonio Citterio, Arclinea’s Creative Director since 1988, with which, on the occasion of the XXVII Compasso d'Oro.
Established in 1954, the ADI Compasso d'Oro Award is the oldest and most authoritative world design award. Born from an idea of Gio Ponti, it was organized for years by La Rinascente department stores, aiming at highlighting the value and quality of the Italian design. It was then donated to ADI that has been organizing it since 1958.