Pininfarina appoints Carlo Bonzanigo new Director of Design


Exhibition at the headquarters of Pininfarina in Turin.

The next 31 march 2017, which until now was Design Director of Pininfarina, Fabio Filippini, will leave his post. So announces by the company itself, the reasons for Filippini are of a personal nature, but it is understood that you might have a new target, or project in mind.

Filippini, architect and industrial designer, was appointed as Director of the creative department in when he was 47 years old, in 2011, and it came from Renault, where he held the position of Vice president of interior design since 2008.

His successor is a man of the house, although for years it has developed its work away from the coachbuilder from turin. Carlo Bonzanigo, born in Lugano, Switzerland, will be from 2017 to fill the position of Filippini.


Carlo Bonzanigo, swiss, formed part of Pininfarina for years.

Bonzanigo, who did his Master’s degree in transportation design from the Art Center College of Design in Vevey, Switzerland, came in 1995 to Pininfarina to go to the PSA Group in 2004, where he became the Director of Concept Cars and Advanced Design, leading projects such as the prototype Citroën DS Hypnos, Citroen DS Revolte, Citroen Tubik, DS Number 9, and the vehicle production Citroën C3 Picasso, C4 Aircross and the C1.

Although the most curious of his career, is that left this great post on the PSA Group to join in 2015 to a study of independent design, , Q-iD, with headquarters in Forli. Where he led no less curious division of automotive design Q-Network, inaugurated precisely in 2015, which small headquarters is located in the town of Maranello.

Among the clients of Q-iD are Italian brands as Ferrari, and the major Italian brands of sports bikes, MV Agusta, Ducati and Aprilia, as well as other big names of the industry, such as Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Moto Guzzi, GIVI, Piaggio and even Harley-Davidson or the small Italian manufacturer of electric bikes Assertive.


Image of the headquarters of Q-Network, in Maranello.

which is dedicated to the automotive division Q-Red of Maranello is not clear, and the corporate website does not explains it either, but the image of your web page can give us a hint, with a sporty silhouette easily recognizable under a tarp red, as the name of the division.

In theory, all of the designs employed by Ferrari are from exclusively Pininfarina and the Ferrari Design Center, and officially do not count with external designers. Or so they say.