The new design hub officially opens in Milan
The opening ceremony held on 25th May with the Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini in attendance, officially opened the doors of the ADI Design Museum to the public. This meeting place for the design community and point of reference for the general public has been specifically created to narrate and promote the Italian design system.
Acclaimed as an “exceptional asset of historic and artistic interest” by the Minister of Cultural Heritage, the historic Compasso d’Oro award collection is the heart of the ADI Design Museum that hosts all the items that have won the award in a permanent exhibition entitled “Compasso d’Oro. Misurare il mondo” (Compasso d’Oro. Measuring the world) And on display are two iGuzzini luminaires: Shuttle, designed by Bruno Gecchelin and Nuvola, designed by Renzo Piano & Meccano, that received the world’s oldest and most institutional sector award in 1989 and 1998.
In addition to the Permanent Collection, the museum will host temporary exhibitions, wide-ranging initiatives and meetings for the general public, aimed at promoting and enhancing design culture at both a national and international level.