Tango, the fourth sailing superyacht of the Wallycento series, was awarded the Honorable Mention to the ADI 2018 Compasso d’Oro Award.
Over 1,200 products have been nominated for the preselection of the prize in the two-year period 2016-2017, 283 products submitted to the international jury.
Of these, 16 received the Compasso d’Oro award and 56 others received an honorable mention from the international jury. Finally, 11 Compasso d’Oro career awards were awarded, as well as 3 prizes and 10 Targa Giova certificates of merit, the latter being awarded to projects carried out in Italian design university schools by young people at the beginning of their career.
The awards, assigned by the ADI (Industrial Design Association) to both designers and producers, represent since 1954, the year of establishment of the award, the highest recognition for Italian design.
In the Italian design term all the forms of industrial design invented and realized in Italy are included, including interior design, urban design, fashion design and architectural design.
The Award Ceremony was held in Milan on June 20th this year at the Cortile della Rocchetta, inside the Castello Sforzesco, where Tango together with other products that took part in the prize giving ceremony were the protagonists of an exhibition open to the public from 21 to 26 June.
The Compasso d’Oro Award is awarded after a laborious pre-selection activity carried out by the Permanent Design Observatory, which includes critics, historians, designers and journalists who are specialized members of the ADI or external to it, all engaged with continuity in the collection, year after year, information and in evaluating and selecting the best products which are then published in the ADI Design Index yearbooks.
Every 2 years, an international jury selects among the objects reported in the biennial yearbooks preceding those to which the Compasso d’Oro award is awarded.
The almost three hundred projects awarded in over sixty years of the award’s life, together with almost two thousand selected with the Honorable Mention, are collected and kept in the Historical Collection of the Compasso d’Oro ADI Award, whose management has been entrusted to the ADI Foundation, established specifically by ADI in 2001, in collaboration with the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and with the Regional Superintendency. The design of Tango will thus enrich this collection alongside the other products awarded during the 64 years of the Compasso d’Oro Award.
About this, Luca Bassani, founder and President of Wally, says:
Tango is exactly the boat we wanted to achieve when we started to develop the project: extremely clean lines and an aggressive look, reflecting the high performance of its DNA “, then continues, ” The Honorable Mention validates the design path that generated this superyacht and at the same time ratifies the identifying styles of our brand, thanks to which Wally has become a reference for nautical design and not only “.
Marcello Persico, CEO of the Persico Marine shipyard adds:
“We are very satisfied with this cruise superyacht: Tango weighs only 47.5 tons thanks to the optimization of the entire boat from the beginning of the project. Specifically, we worked hard to lighten every element of the boat. Not only working on the main composite structures but also on the interiors, also using carbon fiber and coated Nomex sandwich panels for these, and developing ultralight solutions to realize, for example, hinges and veneers “.
Paolo Pininfarina, President of the Pininfarina Group ends:
“The awarding of such a prestigious award is a source of immense pride and certifies the quality of the work of a real team of excellence in the nautical sector” “The aim was to once again be innovators, going to combine aesthetics and function, enhancing both aspects. Every detail is the result of an obsessive search, the result is a true Fuoriserie del mare, elegant and ultra performing, which will define a new benchmark in this sector “.
It is the fourth time that Wally is included in the list of winners of ADI Compasso d’Oro, won in 2004 with Tiketitoo and in 2008 with Ryokan 2, while Black Sails in 2011 and Tango this year received the honorable mention . A truly exceptional result.