Back in July, it was revealed that Giorgetto Giugiaro sold his remaining shares in his famed design house while also resigning from the company. Not one to let his creative genius go to waste, it has emerged that Giugiaro is looking to form a new design company with his son, Fabrizio.
According to reports, the new design house founded by Giugiaro is already in talks with a number of Chinese and South Korean automakers. It is suggested that Giorgetto wants to create a brand new studio for the up and coming company while his son is in favour of refurbishing an existing facility.
While speaking with Automotive News Europe recently, Giugiaro said “I don’t feel old enough to retire. I will continue to do the only thing I’m good at — designing cars.”
In July, Giorgetto sold his remaining 9.9 per cent in the company alongside his son. That came five years after he sold 90.1 per cent of the design house to Audi.
Giorgetto Giugiaro began designing with Fiat at just 17 years old and prior to establishing Italdesign Giugiaro, he worked for both Bertone and Ghia. Single handily, Giugiaro has designed around 100 cars which have reached the production line including the Maserati Ghibli and Lotus Esprit.
His significance to the automotive industry was recognised in 2000 when he was named the ‘Car Designer of the Century’.