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Bertone Design

Originally an Italian coach builder and manufacturer, Gruppo Bertone ultimately became renowned for their progressive automotive design. Starting with the legendary Lamborghini Miura in the late 1960′s, Bertone’s designers were commissioned by many Italian carmakers of the day for both concept and production based cars. The late 70′s and early 80′s brought critical success and some of what I feel were their best designs, known for their distinct wedge profile and futuristic accents. Pictured above are some examples of work they did for Lancia, Fiat, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Volvo, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, and BMW.

-Rory

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Rob says:

June 29, 2012 at 8:14 am

The car in the first two pics is gorgeous. Looks like something that would have inspired DeLorean a few years later.

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Gregory Moulinet says:

June 30, 2012 at 4:21 am

I actually had the chance to meet and talk for 2 hours with the chief designer of Bertone in Shenyang China in the waiting room during the bidding of a Chinese automobile brand “jungwa”. A very humble guy, just all about design and interested by nothing else but design. His portfolio was an historical chronology of iconic interior/exterior automobile design with a dream building for prototype studio.

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Seda says:

October 31, 2012 at 7:49 am

So pretty. I would love to do sontihemg like this for our screened in porch but my precious little dog would destroy it!Great blog, I’m really enjoying your posts and creative decor ideas!