Sacco goes to Shanghai

The Compasso d'Oro Award lands in Shanghai with the exhibition organized by ADI Design Museum and Treccani, in collaboration with the Italian Culture Institute of the Chinese metropolis.The exhibition, curated by Francesca Balena Arista, Giovanni Comoglio, Maite García Sanchis, Min Ling and the exhibition project by Aldo Cibic, aims to present the importance of the Award and its significance from the time of its establishment to the present day, together with an overview of products and projects from the collection that are representative of Italian Design and considered particularly interesting for the Chinese public.
The exhibition, divided into four sections, will welcome the visitor with an immersive introduction into the history of the award, starting from its birth through projections, documents, images and protagonists and then leaving room for the projects, true icons. A timeline of about 70 objects, from 1954 to 2022, will run through all the editions of the award, allowing visitors to read the evolutions, changes, strengths and future trajectories of Italian design. 
Turning point is the section devoted to those inventions that changed the rules of the game by defining the history between a before and an after them. The revolutionary Sacco easy-chair by Gatti, Paolini and Teodoro will be among the protagonists of this path: selected for the 1970 Compasso d'Oro and later awarded the Compasso d'Oro for Lifetime Achievement in 2020, the iconic universal chair is an unprecedented typological invention, an unconventional object capable of questioning the ways of living up to that time to offer a completely new perspective.
The exhibition is open from November 8, 2023 until February 25, 2024.