Italdesign is a creative design company with worldwide operations. In 2010 the company became part of the Volkswagen Group, joining Audi, Lamborghini and Ducati; together, these brands constitute the Audi Group.
Italdesign’s mission is to provide a wide range of services dedicated to the manufacture of new vehicles and industrial products.
The origins of Italdesign date back to February 1968, when Giorgetto Giugiaro and Aldo Mantovani established a design studio with innovative ideas for the automotive industry. The company’s mission has remained more or less unchanged for the past 50 years: to provide creative engineering solutions and pre-production prototypes to companies throughout the world, assisting them in the manufacture and development of new products and providing any necessary support.
Since the success of the company’s first major project, the Alfa Romeo Alfasud unveiled in 1971, Italdesign has created designs for more than 200 car models used by the world’s leading automotive brands to manufacture more than 50 million production cars.
Originally established to provide a range of services to car manufacturers, in 1974 the company expanded into other industries as well as into product design. Under the Giugiaro Design brand, designs were created for consumer goods, packaging, corporate identity, graphic design and food design, as well as for various modes of transport such as trains, planes and boats. The projects developed by Giugiaro Design feature functional and distinctive design, responding both to the client brief and to the demands of the market.
In addition to the headquarters in Turin, Italdesign also has a location in Barcelona and offices in Ingolstadt and Wolfsburg. Almost 1,000 people work for Italdesign.