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Flaminio Bertoni

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Flaminio Bertoni
Flaminio Bertoni (cropped)
Born(1903-01-10)January 10, 1903
DiedFebruary 7, 1964(1964-02-07) (aged 61)

Flaminio Bertoni (Masnago, Italy, 10 January 1903 – Paris, France, 7 February 1964) was an Italian automobile designer from the years preceding World War II until his death in 1964. Before his work in industrial design, Bertoni was a sculptor.[1]

Working at Citroën for decades, Bertoni designed the Traction Avant (1934), 2CV, the H van, the DS,[2] and the Ami 6. The DS was often exhibited at industrial design showcases, such as the 1957 Milan Triennale Exposition, and inspired French coach builder Henri Chapron, who produced coupé and cabriolet versions of the DS.[3]

The province of Varese dedicated a museum to his memory.[4][5] It opened in May 2007. Since 2016 the Museum is exposed at Volandia Park and Flight Museum.


  1. ^ "Flaminio Bertoni / – Design/Designer Information". Archived from the original on 1 July 2015. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  2. ^ Luca Ciferri. "Who designed important cars in history?". Automotive News. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Merci Mr Bertoni". Online Oldtimers. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Ad aprile aprirà il museo Flaminio Bertoni". VareseNews. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Varesefocus". Retrieved 17 February 2016.

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