ADI rewards sport design: bikes and camping stoves win

On its second edition, the ADI International Award selected designers and manufacturers that have innovated the sports world during the past year.

Anton Ljunggren, Tim Connelly, Mindy Abbruzzi, Campstove 2 per BioLite

In Milan and Hangzhou the second edition of the ADI Compasso d’Oro International Award selected the best designs of the past year, for professional and amateur sport, with 11 winners, 79 honorary mentions and an ADI Young Start-Up Award.

Andrea Signoretto is one of the eleven winners with his Trolley Bike for Sentier. The idea presents a new way of resolving the problem of bike carry, and improves the transporting of luggage, both while travelling by bicycle and while using other means of transport. Bolide TT, designed by Fausto Pinarello for Cicli Pinarello is the Pro Tour’s lightest time-trial bike, while the Pro Tour’s lightest time-trial bike by Hong Zhiping for KingCamp reinterprets a classic of camping through the Design for All. Another camping device is Campstove by Anton Ljunggren, Tim Connelly and Mindy Abbruzzi for BioLite, that at the same time provides light or a recharge for electronic devices, transforming heat energy into electric energy.

Technogym Design Center, Skillmill
Technogym Design Center, Skillmill

DAHU Sports Company makes ski boots comfortable, while Dainese offers ultralight Pro-Armor protection to prevent damage from falling, in an almost invisible way. Technogym Design Center produced a walker that doesn’t need electrical energy, while Marco Galante from Tarta Design conceived an intelligent back support to help those confined to wheelchairs engage in sporting activities. Vibram created a pair of running shoes that envelop the foot and offer protection while giving the feeling of being completely free, and Marco Balich won a prize for his opening ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games in 2016.

ADI Compasso d’Oro International Award 2017:
Sport – Performance and innovation

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