Giorgetto Giugiaro

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Giorgetto Giugiaro
Born (1938-08-07) August 7, 1938 (age 79)
Garessio, Italy
Nationality Italian
Occupation Automobile designer
Partner(s) Maria Teresa Serra
Children Fabrizio Giugiaro, Laura Giugiaro
Parent(s) Mario Giugiaro, Maria Giugiaro

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 in 1999 and inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 2002.[1]

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

Influence on design[edit]

MyCar, Neighborhood Electric Vehicle, GreenTech Automotive
Eagle Premier ES Limited with "design giugiaro" badge
Giugiaro Ford Mustang 2006 Concept Car
Nikon F4S Giugiaro Design

Giugaro's earliest cars featured tautly arched shapes, such as the Ferrari 250 Berlinetta Bertone, De Tomaso Mangusta, Iso Grifo, and Maserati Ghibli. However, as the 1970s approached, Giugiaro's designs became increasingly angular, culminating in the "folded paper" era of the 1970s. Straight-lined designs such as the BMW M1, Maserati Bora, and Maserati Merak followed before a softer approach[clarification needed] returned in the Calà, Maserati Spyder, and Ferrari GG50. Perhaps most famous of all his designs was the DeLorean DMC-12, made famous originally because of John DeLorean's arrest, but mostly due to Hollywood blockbuster series Back to the Future (franchise).


Notable designs[edit]







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  2. ^ "NOTES & THEORIES: For perfect pasta, simmer for 500 years". Archived from the original on 2007-10-22. Retrieved 2007-08-20. 
  3. ^ "okamura". Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  4. ^ "Update 1 - Volkswagen buys control of car designer Italdesign". 25 May 2010. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
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  6. ^ a b c "The Stars & Cars of Bertone". Road & Track: 78. November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Eagle Premier". Italdesign Giugiaro. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Archive: BMW Spicup". 
  9. ^ "Archive: Giugiaro Mustang, Take One". Motor Trend. Retrieved 2009-02-17. 
  10. ^ "Greentech Automotive - Home". Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  11. ^ Colombo, Sandro, "Sessantacinque anni fra moto e auto" (PDF), AISA monograph no. 96 (in Italian), Associazione Italiana per la Storia dell'Automobile, p. 25 
  12. ^ "Volume leader in automobile design". Retrieved 2007-08-20. 
  13. ^ "Renault 21 (Medallion)". Italdesign Giugiaro. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  14. ^ "Renault 19". Italdesign Giugiaro. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  15. ^ "Škoda 720: Unikát, který mohl konkurovat BMW". (in Czech). Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  16. ^ "Evolution of electronic cameras and Nikon F3". Nikon. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  17. ^ Beretta USA Site
  18. ^ Brown, Roland (July–August 2011). "1975 Ducati 860GT". Motorcycle Classics. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  19. ^ a b "1974 – Suzuki RE5 Rotary – Wankel – 500 Collezione Motociclistica Milanese". Collezione Motociclistica Milanese. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  20. ^ Padeanu, Adrian (2013-02-25). "Lamborghini Nitro tractor revealed". motor 1. Retrieved 2015-12-17. 
  21. ^ 1986 Seiko Speedmaster by Giorgetto Giugiaro, retrieved on 17 February 2009.
  22. ^ Macchina Sportiva, retrieved on 3 September 2014.

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