ADI Design Index 2012

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Copernico: lamp with mobile rings. Client: Artemide. Designer: Carlotta de Bevilacqua, Paolo Dell’Elce
To detect and analyse design trends, the ADI (Italian Association for Industrial Design) established the Permanent Design Observatory, an interdisciplinary group of more than 120 experts living all over the country who together publish the ADI Design Index - an annual selection of Italy's best new products.

111 products have been chosen as representing the best from Italian designers and producers for 2012, together with 17 projects developed by students from the top Italian design schools and academies. As before, this edition is not limited to the printed page, but can also be found online at the dedicated Index site.
Maracas: cocktail shaker for coffee. Client: Caffè River. Designer: Roberto Giacomucci – Studio Giacomucci Design

The volume, published by ADI together with Corraini, has been edited by Maria Cristina Tommasini, and the zup studio graphic project has been designed in order to simplify consultation and present the selected products in the best way possible.

Masters: stackable chair. Client: Kartell. Designer: Philippe Starck with Eugeni Quitllet - Starck Network
The products published here will also be entered for the XXIII Compasso d'Oro ADI competition, while those projects created in schools will be able to compete in the Young Design section of the contest.

Meccanica: kitchen furniture system. Client: Demode Engineered By Valcucine. Designer: Gabriele Centazzo

This year's Index is divided into ten sections: Design for living, Design for the environment, Design for work, Design for the individual, Design of materials and components, Service design, Corporate research, Visual design, Exhibition design, and Theoretical, historical and critical research and publishing projects.
Otto Watt: table lamp. Client: Luceplan. Designers: Alberto Meda, Paolo Rizzatto

The ADI represents designers, companies, distributors, schools and universities, design experts working in training and research centres, publishing houses, and historians, critics and journalists in the field.

Sorry Giotto 12: suspension lamp. Client: Catellani & Smith. Designer: Enzo Catellani

Sosia: reconfigurable divan-bed. Client: Campeggi. Designer: Emanuele Magini

SW 94 Kiboko: cruiser-racer sailing yacht. Builder: Southern Wind Shipyard. Naval architecture: Reichel Pugh Yacht Design. General concept, interior design: Nauta Design. Structural engineering: Gurit. Photo: C. Baroncini

Tèo: spoon for tea or tea infusions in bag. Client: Alessi. Designer: Karin Santorso - Studio Lucy D. - Ambrosz & Stiglmair