When looking at the history of modern automotive design, you hardly do not get around one name: Giorgetto Giugiaro, who created with his genius and significantly influenced the design icons of the automobile history. The Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro is born in 1938 in a small village in the province of Cuneo, was already interested in arts and technical drawings in his early ages. His parents allowed him a corresponding studying at the Turin School of art led by Eugenio Colmo.
The new exhibition at the Museo Nazionale dell ‘Automobile in Turin (www.museoauto.it ) is currently showing a retrospective of the work and design icons of Giorgetto Giugiaro. Drawings, sketches, and paintings from the early period are as well to be seen as the design sketches of prototypes and masterful models such as the Volkswagen Golf, the Fiat Panda or also the DMC DeLorean.
Giugiaro was discovered already in the mid-fifties by Fiat’s technical director Dante Giocase and so, Giugiaro was allowed to begin his education at FIAT. This period at FIAT is summarized in a separate exhibition under the title “Ghiribizzi”. Featuring models designed by Giugiaro at the age of 21. At this time, he moved to Bertone, an old established body building company in Turin. A few yeasr later Giugiaro founded the company Italdesign with his friend Aldo Mantovani, where he designed some of the most significant designs of the automotive industry as the head of design, such as for example the Testudo, built on a Chevrolet Corvair, the Ferrari GG50, the Maserati Ghibli, Brivido or also the Alfa Brera. All these vehicles are shown in the exhibition about Giorgetto Giugiaro.
The exhibition in the MAUTO Turin goes until 26 February 2017.