The Compasso d’Oro is awarded to Nathalie
The bed Nathalie
, designed by Vico Magistretti in 1978, has been awarded the XXVI COMPASSO D'ORO ADI
FOR THE PRODUCT'S CAREER
as ADI (The Association for Industrial Design) and the award’s Jury have recognized it as the “indisputable protagonist of Italian Design Culture”.
The prize was presented on September 9th 2020, to Massimiliano, Cristiana and Manuela Messina, during a ceremony in the new ADI Design Museum – Compasso d’Oro, Milan. The official motivation for the prize was: “Typological innovation in the textile bed sector, over the years Nathalie has epitomized functionality and poetry”.
It is the first time ever that the Compasso d’Oro prize has been presented for the Career of a Product, and Flou was rightly proud and extremely honored to receive the award for Nathalie, the original modern textile bed:
this bed was an esthetic and functional revolution, a watershed moment in the history of furnishings; and even today, following more than 40 years of successful existence, it remains unique and inimitable.