Design according to Vago. Rosy and Antonio. Today Compasso d'Oro for Lifetime Achievement
And then there was him, Antonio. A visionary who gambled, and won, by betting on the avant-garde design that very few people knew about yet. Always with a smile, he could see
further. And then there was her, Rosy. A strong, gentle woman. They brought together, in addition to their love for each other, a passion for design and dedicated their entire lives to their work. Antonio left too soon. Rosy continued, together with her sons, Davide and Simone, growing Vago Forniture, which today is a company that operates worldwide. In fact, now there’s the Compasso d'Oro ADI Career Award to certify all this. On stage at the ceremony of the award, not only there is Rosy, but also Antonio. Those who knew him are well aware that he is right there beside her.
"A long love affair with quality design, a story full of affection such as that for her husband Antonio and sons Davide and Simone, a story full of deep values such as friendship, honesty, and consistency. A long story full of courage, that helped them interpret and anticipate the needs of an increasingly global market,' as the jury’s motivation for the award says. The same one that is also awarded to Giovanni Anceschi, Francesco Binfaré, Giulio Cappellini, Antonio Citterio, Brunello Cucinelli, Michele De Lucchi,Rossana Orlandi and Giancarlo Zanatta.
"First of all, I would like to thank ADI for this wonderful recognition that I welcome as a gift. But also,' said Rosy Vago at the award presentation, 'all the companies that have been close to us over so many years, have believed in Vago, creating with us a great relationship of trust, esteem, and mutual collaboration. All this would not have been possible without my husband Antonio and my sons Davide and Simone. But allow me to say something that I am sure my husband would have wanted to say on such a prestigious occasion: Barlassina is the most beautiful town in the world'. After all, it is precisely in the small town at the gates of Brianza that Vago Forniture becomes a meeting point for the best of craftsmanship and design expression with the internationality of Milan, forging a special relationship with the artists of Brera. An intuition, a passion, and a great gamble that transformed the company into a reference point.
Rosy Vago has managed Antonio Vago Arredamenti since 1964, with her husband, founded in 1956 and heir to a craft business that began in the 1920s. In 1981 she opened a
showroom Barlassina (Monza and Brianza), with objects by Le Corbusier harmonizing with sculptures by Fausto Melotti and paintings by Valentino Vago. In 1982, Vago Forniture began collaborating with the most important financial companies in Milan, realizing in 1987 the furnishings of the Milan Stock Exchange. Rosy, a passionate collector of furnishing objects, has always managed professional relationships with architects, designers, and artists, sponsoring cultural initiatives including a book on the Asnago and Vender architecture studio (1986).