Macis in the ADI Design Index 2021

Macis was selected for the ADI Design Index 2021. The names of the projects included in the important collection were unveiled during a ceremony that took place the 27th of October in the evocative settings of the new ADI Museum in Milan.

Lapo Ciatti's table/desk is among the candidates for the next Compasso d'Oro which will be awarded in June 2022.

The G20 programme led by the Italian presidency is structured around three key words: People, Planet, Prosperity. And these same words suggested the members of the Permanent Observatory of ADI to define, for the first time, a theme in the choice of products for the ADI Design Index. In these terms, Sustainable and responsible development has become a guide and a commitment to select the expressions of the best Italian design put into production in 2021.

Traits that have been recognised in Macis, a table/desk made with sustainable materials, nomadic and flexible, designed to adapt to the needs and the changes of the contemporary world.

A multipurpose, functional and innovative table. Respectful of the environment with a keen eye to the harmony of forms. A versatile table that moves and extends, closes and transforms, and that knows how to adapt to different contexts (home or office, schools or professional studios) enriching them with its discreet presence.

<<This important recognition makes me happy  comments Lapo Ciatti, CEO and Art Director of the company, and designer of Macis  first of all because it rewards the work we have been carrying out in recent years towards a more attentive and responsible design, and then, because the project selected is born from the need to understand the evolution of our time>>

Macis nominee is the fourth for Opinion Ciatti after Axis, the kitchen system by Bruno Pozzi and Marco Duina in 1986 (later Honourable Mention of the Compasso d'Oro in 1987), Ptolomeo, the free-standing bookcase by Bruno Rainaldi in 2003 (then winner of the Compasso d'Oro in 2004), and of 5blocks, the storage system by Lapo Ciatti, in 2009.

Macis together with other selected pieces is part of an exhibition held until November 7 at the new ADI Design Museum in Milan; the exhibition will then move to Rome from November the 18th to the 22nd.

ADI Design Index 2021


October 27 - November 7 2021

ADI Design Museum

Piazza Compasso d'Oro, 1  Milan

Opening hours: 10.30 a.m. - 08.00 p.m. (closed on Monday)


November 18-22 2021

Auditorium della Tecnica  Confindustria Conference Center

Viale Umberto Tubini, 65  Roma EUR

Opening hours: November 18 3.00-8.00 p.m., November 19-22 10.30 a.m.-10.00 p.m.

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