Friday, August 8, 2008

Andrea Pininfarina


Andrea Pininfarina - Pininfarina Chairman and CEO
(Torino 26/6/1957 - Trofarello 7/8/2008)

Grazie per averci fatto sognare
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14 comments:

Kate said...

Would you buy a used car from this man?

• Eliane • said...

Like Kate, I had never heard of him. But I googled and understand he is a local and Italian personality (trading was suspended).
See article here.
What a tragic news: 51 is way too young and the old driver must be devastated. Sad.

Ann said...

Thanks for the explanation and link, elaine, its very sad.

Kate said...

Oops! My comment seems callous but when I entered the first commentary, I hadn't realized that he had died since I had not connected the birth and death dates. So sorry!

Sally said...

I hadn't heard of him either, but the designs of his company are something beautiful.

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Calusarus said...

One of the elegance master in automobile world.

Rob said...

If anybody wants to take a look at the timeline, just to see which models were designed and produced, take a look here:

http://www.pininfarina.com/index/storiaModelli/timeline.html

Pininfarina is one of the car designers that made italian style famous worldwide.

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

Thank you Eliane and Rob.

Kate and everybody. I'm so sorry. It's my fault to overestimate his popularity abroad. Most of people know (and like) Italian cars.

Italian cars may have great engine but they aren't designed by who produce them. So Ferrari is designed by Pininfarina; Alfa Romeso has been mostly designed by Bertone; Fiat, some Audi and some Volkswagen has been designed by Giugiaro - Italdesign.

(scroll down the Wikipedia link to see what kind of cars those disegners produced)

Anyway Pininfarina is and was the best. You can also read HERE what NYT wrote yesterday.

In the end, who of you don't remember "The Graduate" (D.Hoffmann) when he rides his Alfa Romeo Duetto? That car was designed by Pininfarina as quite all Ferrari. Lately Pininfarina also designed the Torino2006 Olympic Torch and the Torino Olympic Cauldron.

nazzareno said...

Tutto da sottoscrivere e condividere.
Ciao e buone vacanze.

Jilly said...

Oh Fabrizio, I was sorry to read about this genius' death. I read about it this morning actually. So young and killed on a scooter. He and his family before him were astounding designers. Very sad.

Coltrane_lives said...

Too bad about this master car designer. Funny you should mention "The Graduate"...I just watched it the other night and yes, the Alfa always gets my attention. That and Katherine Ross. Ciao!

bogianen said...

Una grossa perdita per Torino e i torinesi (ma non solo).

Blognote said...

Una perdita tremenda!!
Buone vacanze, Fabrizio.

MmeBenaut said...

Very sad for Italy, Fabrizio.