HBL Book of the Week: ADI Design Index 2011

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

ADI Design Index is the annual publication of the ADI Associazione per il Disegno Industriale. It includes a collection of the best Italian design to go into production in its given year, chosen by a permanent jury known as the Osservatorio Permanente del Design ADI.

The selection includes products or product systems of every kind, theoretical study and critiques, studies into processes or business applied to design. This year the book has a new look and contents, with Italian and English texts.

For the first time, the publication includes written contributions as well as the selected pieces, so that it becomes something to be read and not simply looked at and examined. All selected products are published on the ADI website, which also houses the documentation that could not be made available to the public in the printed edition.

HBL loves: the graphics, also new, which have been assigned to Zup Associati, recent winners of a Compasso d'Oro award. An innovative layout includes QR coding for easier consultation and improved communication to the advantage of those selected.