NABA celebrates its students' and faculty’s achievements at the XXVII ADI Compasso d'Oro. Congratulations to Andrea Alice Cappelli - an alumna of the BA Programme in Design. Her thesis project, "SEI UNO - 61 elementi per il tuo essere unico", got the Honourable Mention to the Targa Giovani. Congrats to Claudio Larcher (Design Area Leader) and Massimo Martignoni (NABA lecturer). Thanks to the "Design from the Alps 1920-2020" catalogue, they received the Honourable Mention.
Inclusive Design and Territory at the Compasso d'Oro 2022
"SEI UNO" is an open source project addressing the autonomy needs of children affected by autism or fine motor problems. Sixty-one 3D-printable elements are designed to be assembled and then compose four colourful and appealing tools: Babila, Cipo, Tilda and Lollo. The gesture playfulness and gradual difficulty stimulate the child's skills. Such a "design for all" project aims to teach everyday activities such as screwing on a bottle cap or inserting laces into shoe holes.
Andrea Alice Cappelletti's thesis supervisor has been Claudio Larcher, who is also one of the authors of "Design from the Alps 1920-2020" - a volume edited by Scheidegger & Spiess (Zurich). The historian of modern architecture and NABA lecturer Massimo Martignoni and Ursula Schnitzer (art historian and project coordinator of Kunst Meran) are the co-authors of this trilingual catalogue showing aesthetic and cultural features of design products coming "from the Alps". As the outcome of their extensive research, the book collects objects, ideas and experiments born in that area connecting the Germanic north and the Mediterranean south of Europe.
The ADI Compasso d'Oro is the oldest and most influential design award in the world. It was established in 1954 following Gio Ponti's vision. Since 1958, ADI has organised it, warranting impartiality and integrity. The Collezione Storica of the Premio Compasso d'Oro ADI brings together all the awarded projects and those receiving the Honourable Mention. A commission of designers, critics, historians, specialised journalists, and professionals selects projects published in the ADI Design Index.