Founded in Milan, the Foundation for Italian Design was an important initiative of ADI (Associazione per il Disegno Industriale, established 1956) and sought to promote the history of Italian design and its cultural legacy as well as looking to the future. It sought to educate the public in the ways that design could interrelate. Of major significance in the Foundation's mission was its commitment to the management of the historical Compasso d'Oro Collection, which included all the award‐winning products from 1954 to the present day. A further ambition of the Foundation was to bring together private and public organizations in support of the establishment of a Design Museum.
Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art.