Rodrigo Rodriquez, President of Material ConneXion Italia and prominent figure in the Italian design scenario, on June 14th, was awarded with the prestigious design award, Compasso d’Oro ADI, for his career.
These are the motivations expressed by the jury, made up of a commission of experts, designers, critics, historians and journalists:
“A passionate entrepreneur, with a solid management background obtained in the core of the design project culture, he has been able to research and implement organisational and relational models that have marked the evolution of the industrial scenario and culture of the Made in Italy”. “New environments, new materials, new sharing formulas of know-how are congenial areas to his curiosity and his generosity.
A path, his path, marked most recently by a constant engagement in the diffusion of the values of Italian design in the world.”
During the awards ceremony, which took place in Milan in the historic Palazzo Isimbardi, Luciano Galimberti, President of ADI, personally handed the prestigious award to Rodrigo Rodriquez who said: “The Italian design company has shown that by expanding sensitivity and taste it enhances the human capacity to connect the head, heart and hands: a value that we associate to craftsmanship and incorporate in Italian ordinary usage of design, thus becoming humanistic. “