Giorgetto Giugiaro

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Giorgetto Giugiaro (Italian pronunciation: [dʒorˈdʒetto dʒuˈdʒaro]; born 7 August 1938) is an Italian automobile 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 1999 and inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 2002.[1]

In addition to cars, Giugiaro has designed camera bodies for Nikon, computer prototypes for Apple, Navigation promenade of Porto Santo Stefano and even developed a new pasta shape "Marille",[2] as well as office furniture for Okamura Corporation.[3]

Influence on design[edit]

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT
VW Golf I
Lotus Esprit S1
Eagle Premier ES Limited with "design giugiaro" badge
2008 Ford Mustang Giugiaro Concept
Nikon F4 F4s Guigiaro Design

Noted initially for such sensuous efforts as the Ferrari 250 Berlinetta Bertone, De Tomaso Mangusta, Iso Grifo, and Maserati Ghibli, Giugiaro switched courses to introduce the highly angular "folded paper" era of the 1970s. Straight lined designs such as the BMW M1, Maserati Bora, and Maserati Merak followed before a softer approach returned in the Calà, Maserati Spyder, and Ferrari GG50.

Studios[edit]

Notable designs[edit]

Automobiles[edit]

Cameras[edit]

Firearms[edit]

Motorcycles[edit]

Other[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Giugiaro news". Archived from the original on 2008-05-06. Retrieved 2008-02-29. 
  2. ^ "NOTES & THEORIES: For perfect pasta, simmer for 500 years". findarticles.com. Archived from the original on 2007-10-22. Retrieved 2007-08-20. 
  3. ^ "okamura". Okamura.jp. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  4. ^ "Update 1 - Volkswagen buys control of car designer Italdesign". Reuters.com. 25 May 2010. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Eagle Premier". Italdesign Giugiaro. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Archive: Classicmotor.se BMW Spicup". 
  7. ^ "Archive: Giugiaro Mustang, Take One". Motor Trend. Retrieved 2009-02-17. 
  8. ^ "Greentech Automotive - Home". Wmgta.com. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  9. ^ "Volume leader in automobile design". autonews.com. Retrieved 2007-08-20. 
  10. ^ "Renault 21 (Medallion)". Italdesign Giugiaro. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "Renault 19". Italdesign Giugiaro. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  12. ^ Škoda 720: Unikát, který mohl konkurovat BMW, retrieved on 17 February 2009. (in Czech)
  13. ^ Beretta USA Site http://www.berettausa.com/products/ugb25-xcel-trap-12-ga-30/
  14. ^ Roland Brown (July–August 2011). "1975 Ducati 860GT". Motorcycle Classics. Retrieved 2011-07-18. 
  15. ^ "1974 – SUZUKI RE5 ROTARY – WANKEL – 500 | CMM | Collezione Motociclistica Milanese". Cmmilanese.it. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  16. ^ 1986 Seiko Speedmaster by Giorgetto Giugiaro, retrieved on 17 February 2009.

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