A double victory for Flos at the 26th ADI Compasso d’Oro Awards
Flos have come away with a double victory at the 26th edition of the Compasso d'Oro ADI, the most higly esteemed Italian Design Awards.
Michael Anastassiades was honored with the prestigious award for the poetic light geometrics of his Arrangements, while, almost sixty years after its creation, the timeless and ingenious Arco lamp by the Castiglioni brothers was celebrated with the Product Lifetime Achievement Award, introduced this year.
Arrangements, the innovative and poetic modular collection of geometric lighting elements created for Flos in 2018 by Cypriot-born designer Michael Anastassiades, won the influential award with the following comments from the international jury: " A dance of miniamilism, geometry, and technology, able to beautifully interpret the LED's and transform them into emotion".
The Arco lamp, designed in 1962 by brothers Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, and recognised worldwide as one of design's most ingenious and timless pieces, also received a well-deserved recognition almost 60 years after its orignial conception.
The Product Lifetime Achievement Award, introduced for the first time at this edition of the Compasso d'Oro, celebrates Arco as the undisputed star of Italian design culture. Innovative, simple and adaptable, it is a combination of inspired creativity and skilled manufacture. The jury described it as a "stylistic innovation in the lighting sector that over time became an icon for Italian design around the world."
The ceremony was held this year in the splendid industrial setting of the new ADI Design Museum at Via Ceresio 7, Milan. Flos CEO Roberta Silva collected the awards with great pride and emotion, accompanied by designer Michael Anastassiades and by Carlo Castiglioni, son of Achille and president of the foundation of the same name.