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We are glad to announce that Gabriele Centazzo, president of Valcucine receives the “Premio dei Premi per l’Innovazione” selected from the ADI Design Index 2010 “for the social and ecological awareness with which Valcucine, a company that expresses a business culture based on ethics, environmental friendliness and innovation, has been managed since the eighties .
The prize has been given to this commitment as an example for businessmen and designers to the aim of encouraging attention to sustainability as a method to be adopted, together with formal and functional research, in planning and producing design products.” The privileged location for the prize-giving ceremony is the Quirinal Palace where the prize will be awarded personally by the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano. This prestigious prize, established by the Ministry of public administration and innovation, is aimed at sustaining business initiatives in many sectors, rewarding creative activities so that a culture of change and innovation can be developed in our country. The Italian Minister of Public Administration and Innovation, Renato Brunetta, has listed ADI amongst the reference associations for the Prize because of the value of the selections made by the Compasso d’Oro, that has been promoting Italian design for over 50 years, putting the innovative qualities of the project and of the product to the fore.

For us, the “Premio dei Premi” is the crowning achievement at the end of a thirty-year long path paved with genius and passion: an important award for a manufacturing company whose profit is, above all, the consequence of an ethical and cultural process. We have always been guided by Nature that inspires the potentials to be expressed as well as the limits to be respected. Our design is an “intellectual” one in which aesthetics and plenty of creativity go hand-in-hand and in which research into useful and beautiful things combines with respect for Man and for the environment.


The news arrived yesterday: the International Jury of the XXI COMPASSO d’ORO – ADI (Industrial Design Award) conferred a recommendation for the modular “Riciclantica” door to VALCUCINE.

The COMPASSO d’ORO is the greatest recognition to an Italian product resulting from design and business excellence and witnesses to the achievement of an advanced idea, culturally aware and ethically responsible to individuals, society and to the environment.

This award is simply the conclusive act of an accurate process that works exclusively on the basis of the pre-selection of the ADI (Industrial Design Association) published annually in the ADI Design Indexes covering the three years preceding the award.

Thus, this recommendation is an important confirmation of the efforts that Valcucine has always liberally invested in the creation of innovative and functional products in which search for beauty combines with respect for man and for the environment.

This philosophy finds its utmost expression in the “Riciclantica” door which using materials such as aluminium, steel, glass and carbon, sees if main source of inspiration in nature. Its membrane expands and deforms thanks to lots of small bulges that create an outward thrust, transmitting the idea of pulsating life.

The use of materials that are 100% recyclable, resistant to water, steam and heat, the pure lines and contours and the mere 2mm thickness ensure a minimum waste of resources and utmost perception of lightness, to the limits of a futuristic concept of product dematerialisation.

The award-giving ceremony took place in Venaria Reale (TO), during the opening ceremony of the “Mostra XXI Compasso d’Oro ADI” exhibition in which all the awarded and recommended products  which, subsequently, will be part of the Compasso d’Oro ADI historical collection, are exhibited. Unique throughout the world, ordained in 2004 as “Bene d’interesse nazionale” (Asset of national interest) it is a candidate to become a witness to more than fifty years of the history of Italian design.

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