2019 Automotive Artist: Marcello Gandini

Born in Turin, Marcello Gandini began designing for now-legendary marque Lamborghini early in their history as head of Bertone, the automotive design company made famous first by his peer Giorgetto Giugiaro and later Gandini himself.

Gandini designed easily the most recognizable Lamborghini’s in the first half of the company’s history, the swoopy Miura and the angular, wedge shaped Countach, showcasing a style which would become a Bertone signature through the 80’s. Gandini also designed notable, but more obscure sports cars of the period, like the Renault 5 Turbo and the Bugatti EB 110.

Bertone, under his direction, worked with major automotive manufacturers and designed everything from Alfa’s to Citroens. With such a huge influence across the automotive landscape, Gandini has solidified his position as one of the great designers in automotive history.