“INVENTARIO” WINS THE ADI COMPASSO D’ORO
A mix between a book and a magazine, Inventario is an editorial project by Beppe Finessi, which is sponsored and supported by Foscarini, explores the best productions of international creativity through a tale of design from a multitude of points of views.
Published every four months in Italian and English, Inventario sheds an enlightened and free light on the design, architecture and art scene: it is this unique and unmistakable approach, which has now been recognised and rewarded with the ADI Compasso d’Oro, the oldest and most authoritative design award in the world. With Inventario, Foscarini is further extending its commitment to cultural development, by helping to disseminate and sustain the culture of design.
“Inventario is not about Foscarini as we wanted to come up with a project that was entirely unconstrained and thus completely credible in its freedom of choice” Carlo Urbinati and Alessandro Vecchiato, the founders of the company, point out. “Inventario does however act as the spokesperson for our values, looking ahead attentively, curiously and with the pleasure of experiencing the lands of innovation, in true Foscarini spirit”.
Foscarini’s commitment to innovation and excellence as an experimental and creative laboratory has been recognised in all the spheres in which the company has activities, in this year’s Compasso d’Oro. In addition to the coveted prize awarded to Inventario, Foscarini received Honourable Mentions for the following products: Aplomb (design: Lucidi and Pevere), Behive (design: Werner Aisslinger), Binic (design: Ionna Vautrin), Colibrì (design: Odoardo Fioravanti) and Magneto (design: Giulio Iacchetti). The trophies of the XXIII edition this year come following the ADI Compasso d’Oro XIX awarded to Foscarini in 2001 for the Mite and Tite lamps designed by Marc Sadler, the Distinction in XXI edition in 2008 for Twiggy by Marc Sadler, and an Honourable Mention in 2011, for the XXII edition, for the Infinity installation by Vicente Garcia Jimenez.