Giorgetto Giugiaro is officially fierce Italdesign , the company he founded in 1968, which maintained control of 9.9% which Now finally he passed into the hands of Audi.
E l August 7 legendary designer Giorgetto Giugiaro turn 77 years old, of which 47 have been in charge of Italdesign, the company that founded in 1968 and which has for years been the chief creative .
After 60 years as a professional designer, Giorgetto Giugiaro announced his retirement.
In recent years Giugiaro had been appointed honorary president by the VAG Group, current owner of the firm, then that Audi acquired the 90.1 percent Italdesign Giugiaro SpA. Five years ago.
But the Italian designer decided it was time to pursue their own personal interests and both he and his son Fabrizio sold the 9.9 percent remaining company that still bears his name, the German group .
Giugiaro, whose most famous work is the first generation Volkswagen Golf and the first generation Fiat Panda announced his resignation to the board of Italdesign Giugiaro and expense honorary president. The firm said the departure of its founder does not influence the development of the company, which will remain on a growth path.
The design career began in Fiat Giorgetto Giugiaro when he was only 17 years old. He worked for Bertone and Ghia before walking his own company in 1968.
During the nearly 60 years of his career, Giorgetto Giugiaro designed about 100 production cars, including the first generation Golf, Panda, Fiat Punto and Audi 80 . He was also responsible for sports cars such as Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT, Alfa Romeo Brera, De Tomaso Mangusta, Lotus Esprit, Maserati Maserati Ghibli and Bora , among many others.