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Giorgetto Giugiaro.

Giorgetto Giugiaro (August 7, 1938) is an Italian automobile designer. He was born in Garessio, province of Cuneo (Piedmont).

He initiated the "folded paper" era of the 1970s where the cars were designed with straight lines and sharp edges. As well as a number of supercars, he is responsible for the design of some of the most popular everyday vehicles driven today.

Giugiaro was the winner of the award of Car Designer of the Century in 1999.

In addition to designing cars at least one Bontempi keyboard, the Minstrel, had a Giugiaro-designed case.

Design studios

Notable designs


Giugiaro also created the first multi-purpose vehicle in 1978, the Lancia Megagamma, which inspired the Nissan Prairie, the first MPV to achieve mass sales.

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