Giorgetto Giugiaro

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Giorgetto Giugiaro
Giugiaro in 2016
Born (1938-08-07) 7 August 1938 (age 85)
Garessio, Italy
OccupationDesigner
Known forCar designing
SpouseMaria Teresa Serra
Children2

Giorgetto Giugiaro (Italian pronunciation: [dʒorˈdʒetto dʒuˈdʒaːro]; born 7 August 1938) is an Italian automotive designer. He has worked on supercars and popular everyday vehicles. He was born in Garessio, Cuneo, Piedmont. Giugiaro was named Car Designer of the Century in 1999 and inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 2002.[1] He was awarded the Compasso d'Oro industrial design award six times.[2]

In addition to cars, Giugiaro designed camera bodies for Nikon, Navigation promenade of Porto Santo Stefano, in 1983,[3][4] the organ of the cathedral of Lausanne (composed of about 7000 pipes) in 2003,[5] and developed a new pasta shape, "Marille". He also designed several watch models for Seiko, mainly racing chronographs,[6] as well as office furniture for Okamura Corporation.[7]

Giugiaro (left) and a Bertone employee with a model of the 1962 Ferrari 250 GT

Influence on design[edit]

1959 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB Speciale designed at Bertone at age 21
Maserati Ghibli
Iso Grifo
De Tomaso Mangusta
Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT
Volkswagen Golf Mk1
Maserati Merak
DMC DeLorean
Lotus Esprit S1
Eagle Premier ES Limited with "design giugiaro" badge
Alfa Romeo 159
Giugiaro Ford Mustang 2006 Concept Car
2005 Ferrari GG50 ("Giorgetto Giugiaro 50") in the Museo Ferrari
Iveco 491 CityClass bus (1996)
Iveco 491 CityClass bus (1996)
GTA MyCar, Neighborhood Electric Vehicle, GreenTech Automotive

Giugiaro's earliest cars, like the Alfa Romeo 105/115 Series Coupés, often featured tastefully arched and curving shapes, such as the De Tomaso Mangusta, Iso Grifo, and Maserati Ghibli. In the late 1960s, Giugiaro made increasingly angular designs, culminating in the "folded paper" era of the 1970s. Straight-lined designs such as the BMW M1, Lotus Esprit S1, and Maserati Bora followed. He changed again during the early 1990s, introducing a more curvy approach with his Lamborghini Calà, Maserati Spyder, and Ferrari GG50.

Giugiaro is widely known for the DMC DeLorean. Notable in its own time for its unique design, the car was prominently featured in the Hollywood blockbuster movie series Back to the Future. His most commercially successful design was the Volkswagen Golf Mk1.

In 1976, Giugiaro explored a new taxi concept with the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), which became the 1978 Lancia Megagamma concept. Fiat had commissioned the 1978 concept from Italdesign, asking for a 4-meter length, high roof, high h-point, multi-functional, monospace design — but ultimately decided the concept was too risky for production. In retrospect, the Megagamma was more influential than successful in its own right. It is considered the "conceptual birth mother of the MPV/minivan movement."[8] it influenced design of such mini/compact MPVs as the Nissan Prairie (1981) and Fiat 500L (2011), as well as larger MPVs, including the Renault Espace and Chrysler minivans.

Studios[edit]

Designs[edit]

Automobiles[edit]

Cameras[edit]

Nikon F4S Giugiaro Design

Firearms[edit]

Motorcycles[edit]

Other[edit]

Sirio telephone (Museum of Science and Technology collection, Milan)
Navigation promenade of Porto Santo Stefano, Giugiaro Design, 1983

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