Several of Europe's top automotive designers attended the 35th anniversary celebration of Italdesign, one of Italy's best-known design houses, which was founded in 1968 by Giorgetto Giugiaro and two partners.
The festivities, held on April 27 at the Villa d'Este Concours d'Elegance in Cernobbio, Italy, featured a parade of notable Italdesign vehicles.
In the Villa Erba park in Cernobbio, Italy, Italdesign displayed 35 vehicles, including 33 concept vehicles and two production cars: the 1972 Lotus Esprit and the 1978 BMW M1.
|Fabrizio Giugiaro, right, explains the 1980 Lancia Medusa to Martin Smith, left, head of Opel design, and Shiro Nakamura, head of Nissan design.|
|Patrick Le Quement, right, head of Renault Design, sits with Carlo Bianchi Anderloni, president of the Villa d'Este Concours d'Elegance jury.|
|Giorgetto Giugiaro, left, talks -- in Italian -- with Chris Bangle, head of BMW design. Before joining BMW in 1992, Bangle had been with Fiat Auto in Turin, Italy, since 1985.|
|Giorgetto Giugiaro enjoys a lighter moment with his 38-year-old son, Fabrizio, head of Italdesign's styling and model division.|