The Compasso d'Oro (Golden Circle) is the first design prize awarded in Europe and goes back to an idea by Gio Ponti in 1954.
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About the Compasso d´Oro
The award has made a significant contribution to establishing Italian industrial production worldwide and giving it a characteristic character. Designers, industrialists and researchers who succeeded best in combining technical and cultural aspects in production have since received awards every three years.