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Diadora Utility wins the Compasso D’oro

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June 2024

Diadora Utility wins the Compasso D’oro

The Treviso-based company won the award thanks to Glove Eco, the work shoe that combines aesthetics and functionality

The Permanent Observatory of Design of the ADI (Association for Industrial Design) has awarded Diadora Utility the historic and authoritative Compasso D’Oro prize, now in its 28th edition. The award attests to the commitment and dedication that the brand has been placing, for more than 25 years, not only in the search for solutions for the safety and well-being of workers but also in the protection of the environment.
The award concerns in particular the Glove Eco safety shoe, designed by Cristian Ardissono, Diadora Utility Design Leader, which represents the perfect combination of high technical performance, high quality materials and sustainability.
The rigorous selection process for the Compasso D’oro was brilliantly passed, leading to the awarding of the footwear in the ‘Design for Work’ category, with the following motivation: Safety at work encouraged through the reduction of the weight of protective apparatus, comfort in use and a new form-function relationship, which intends to overcome the punitive idea generally conveyed by technical shoes.
The jury recognised the work done by Diadora Utility in creating a product that combines aesthetics and functionality in an excellent way, choosing Glove Eco among the 248 products in the ADI Design Index 2022. The appreciation was for the modern, eye-catching design of the shoe and the attention to detail in its manufacture.
“Winning the ‘Nobel Prize for Design’ is a source of pride for us” says President Enrico Moretti Polegato, “bringing beauty also in the world of safety is possible and is what Diadora Utility works on every day with great dedication. This award confirms our ability to merge technological development and materials research in design products such as Glove Eco and encourages us to pursue our values of sustainability and innovation. Diadora Utility’s commitment is to continue to provide cutting-edge solutions to meet the needs of workers in every sector, always keeping their well-being and safety at the centre of our actions”.
The Glove Eco work shoe will be exhibited at the new ADI Design Museum – Compasso d’Oro in Milan and will be featured in international exhibitions dedicated to Made in Italy design.

Diadora President Enrico Moretti Polegato (right) with Cristian Ardissono, Diadora Utility Design Leader

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