We are thrilled to announce that the award-winning Spacelab modular design introduced in M1 in 2010-2015 has been selected by the ADI Design Index 2016 among the best Italian design production of the year, and shortlisted for the prestigious Compasso d’Oro ADI prize 2018.
ADI Design Index is the publication of ADI, the Italian Association for industrial Design, that collects, year after year, the best of Italian design put in to production, picked by the ADI design permanent observatory. Compasso d’Oro ADI is the most ancient and authoritative international design prize, a brainchild of Gio Ponti since 1954.
Rarely a building — in this case a standardized architecture system, designed and patented from scratch by Spacelab Architects — receives an acknowledgment of this kind, usually dedicated to state of the art, mass produced industrial objects and tools: our efforts to overcome the limits of traditional buildings — usually one-offs, hence with defects typical of prototypes — filling the gap in efficiency between architecture and other advanced product design sectors, have been the cause of the jury’s particular attention.
Thanks to all the partners and the labbers who contributed at this special stage of our work.
But our research continues apace: this international recognition of excellence drives us to further push the boundaries of the standardized architecture theme, striving to seamlessly integrate a straightforward design research with the highest quality execution and sustainability. We still have many axes in the sleeve in this regard, and we look forward to show them to the public in the coming seasons, along with amazing, world-class technologic partners.
So, stay tuned, and keep being exceptional! ;)
P.S. : all the ADI Design Index 2016 selected works will be on show among a special exhibition in Milano, at Palazzo dei Giureconsulti (facing Piazza Duomo), starting from October 7th, 2016. Contact us if you want to drop in!