Pininfarina in competition for the Compasso d’Oro Award

The ADI Permanent Design Observatory selected for the publication on the ADI Design Index 2016 two projects designed by Pininfarina, therefore competing for the prestigious Compasso d’Oro. 

Τhe Ottantacinque superyacht designed for Fincantieri, one of the main shipyards in the world, and the Symphony cabin designed for Leitner. The Ottantacinque superyacht was born form the partnership between Fincantieri and Pininfarina. It’s a statuesque floating residence with elegant, dynamic surfaces, where style marries function, aerodynamics, ergonomics and on-board comfort. Every detail has been designed to harmonise with the vessel’s aesthetic theme, the exteriors as well as the interiors and the design of the decks conceived to enjoy at best the splendour of the sea.

The Symphony cabin was born form the long collaboration between Pininfarina and Leitner. Iconic in the design, it’s characterized by a unique and endless line running over the whole structure conveying a sense of movement and a strong dynamism. The design is innovative from several standpoints: the traditional configuration has been overturned, leading to a new formal definition in which two shells fit perfectly to give shape to the cabin. A further innovation that takes inspiration from the car design is the integration of the air intakes into the grille. The Symphony cabin will be employed next winter in the Stubai glacier with the new 3S “Eisgrat” system and, in the near future, into the highest system in the world that will bring passengers faster and in a more comfortable way on the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise (Piccolo Cervino), at the height of almost 4000 meters.


The ADI Design Index 2016 represents the last volume of the cycle including the products pre - selected for the Adi Compasso d’Oro Award 2018. The award is the highest acknowledgement for productive quality for goods, services, processes and systems of the Italian design. The recognition, that collects the products awarded, has generated the largest the Historical Collection of the Design, declared in 2004 “of exceptional artistic and historical interest”.

“We are proud that two projects born from our creativity and from the collaboration with historic partners received a prestigious recognition – affirms Paolo Pininfarina, Chairman of the Group – The transportation design has always been a sector in which we have expressed at best our DNA, able of different expressions, from luxury to innovation, as shown in the projects awarded”.