Designer Marcello Gandini died at the age of 85

March 14, 2024

Yesterday, the designer Marcello Gandini passed away at the age of 85, known for having designed some of the most innovative Italian cars starting from the 1960s. Those who were fortunate enough to meet him describe him as a person of great humanity.
In the words of the rector of the Polytechnic, Guido Saracco: "Marcello Gandini was an innovator. He managed to combine the highest aesthetic taste with cutting-edge engineering and technological solutions, contributing to the improvement of the entire process of industrial design."
As the head designer of Bertone, he designed some of the most appreciated sports cars between the sixties and seventies, such as the Lamborghini Miura, Espada, Urraco, and Countach, the Alfa Romeo Montreal, the Lancia Stratos, the Fiat X1/9, and many others. He collaborated as an independent designer with several car manufacturers and, recently, his commitment was focused on research, obtaining a series of patents. At 85, he had not stopped working, and his next project was supposed to be a training platform for the car museum in Qatar. Gandini was not only interested in the automotive sector but also in industrial design and furniture. Last January 12th, the Polytechnic University of Turin had awarded him an honorary degree in Mechanical Engineering.
We are honored to count some Automotive Masterpieces designed by him in our website.