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The ADI Design Museum Compasso d’Oro opens in Milan

May 27 2021

The ADI Design Museum Compasso d’Oro finally opens its doors in Milan. The museum, which hosts the historical collection of the Compasso, the prestigious award born from an idea of Gio Ponti given by the industrial design association to the best design products from 1954 to today.

The museum, in Piazza Compasso D’Oro, was presented during a press conference, together with the founders, on May 25 by the Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini, the president of the Lombardy Region, Attilio Fontana, and the mayor of Milan, Giuseppe Sala. It is open to the public from May 26 and it is the first museum that does not have a physical ticket office but the purchase of tickets can be done through the app where you can find all the information about the initiatives of the museum and on the website.

The space of over 5000 square meters was born from the recovery of a historic place of the 1930s, used both as a depot for horse trams and as an electricity distribution system. Apart from exhibition halls, space includes a bookshop in partnership with Electra, a café, and workshops for children. The restoration project was curated by Giancarlo Perotta and Massimo C. Bodini, while the Migliore + Servetto Architects with Italo Lupi studio followed the exhibition project of the historical collection.

The museum offers a schedule of diversified events with exhibitions dedicated to the entrepreneur and founder of Kartell Giulio Castelli, the artist of textile design Renata Bonfanti and the installation of the Compasso d’Oro. Misurare il mondo designed by Studio Origoni Steiner.

ADI Design Museum Compasso d’Oro
Piazza Compasso d’Oro 1, Milan.
Entrence from Ceresio 7 street, Bramante 42 street, forecourt Cimitero Monumentale
Tuesday – Sunday 10,30 -20,00

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