Magis was awarded also this year with the prestigious Compasso D’Oro, which every three years is given to the best Italian design products in quality and value.
Magis received the Compasso d’Oro for Steelwood Chair, whose project was developed by the stars of French design Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. Steelwood is an elegant chair with a classic shape displaying a single combination of two traditional materials: wood and steel plate. At the same time Steelwood is also a high-tech chair since the steel plate back is the result of nine stages of manufacturing , folding and bending of the plate itself.
Magis received also a nomination for the table Piggyback, designed by the young and brilliant English designer Thomas Heatherwick. Piggyback is a special extending table or better two rectangular tables of the same dimensions that look like a single table, when placed one on the other, while when separated, they are two tables that can be drawn near as one likes to obtain different configurations which are not possible with standard extending tables.
The award ceremony took place on July, 12th at the Pelanda Heaquarter of MACRO (Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome), where until 25th September 2011 the awarded products will be displayed at the exhibition “”Unicità d’Italia”” , that displays 50 years of Made in Italy through the products awarded with Compasso D’Oro during its 22 editions. These items will then be included in the Historical Collection of Compasso d’Oro.