(7th August 1938 – Present)
Giorgietto Giugiaro is an Italian automobile designer. He just so happens to be my favourite car designers. He happens to also be the one that got me into Automotive Design. Read my post on When I started getting serious to understand more about how Giugiaro influenced me.
Giugiaro was named Car Designer of the Century 1999 and inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 2002. Noted initially for such sensuous efforts as the Ferrari 250 Berlinetta Bertone, De Tomaso Mangusta, Iso Grifo and Maserati Ghibli, Giugiaro switched courses to introduce the highly angular “folded paper” era of the 1970s. Straight lined designs such as the BMW M1, Maserati Bora, and Maserati Merak followed before a softer approach returned in the Lamborghini Cala, Maserati Spyder, Ferrari GG50.