October 1, 2023


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Joaquin Garcia is new Italdesign Head of Design

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From the official Press Launch:

Italdesign new Head of Design Joaquin Garcia detailJoaquin Garcia, 48 years outdated, after graduating in Industrial Design on the Cardenal Herrera College in Valencia (Spain), obtained a grasp’s diploma in Automobile Design on the Royal School of Arts in London, in 1998.

Since then, he has held high-profile roles of accelerating accountability at Renault, Ford, Škoda and Seat/Cupra earlier than becoming a member of NIO GmbH’s European Design Middle as Head of Studio.

Joaquin Garcia will supersede Carsten Monnerjan who’s leaving Italdesign to take up the position of Head of Design at Porsche Life-style Group as of April 1st.

Official Statements

“I received to know Italdesign a few years in the past, as I collaborated with its professionals on a number of initiatives, once I was working SEAT/CUPRA Exterior Design” – stated Joaquin Garcia.

“Managing the Design Middle of one of the profitable international corporations within the automotive and product design sectors is a problem and a robust stimulus on the identical time. I will likely be dedicated in main and rising the artistic group and in supporting this nice actuality, pushing it to be increasingly a primary participant sooner or later situations of mobility and sustainability. I’m conscious that it’s a essential legacy, and I’ll meet it with nice enthusiasm and fervour”.

“I’m very happy Joaquin will be part of our household” – stated Antonio Casu, Italdesign CEO – “Creativity, design, have all the time performed a strategic position for us, within the improvement of our merchandise, and can all the time do. I’m positive Joaquin will carry his new concepts, alongside along with his sturdy and characterizing contributions. I want him all the easiest in his new position. And I’m additionally actually grateful to Carsten for the years he spent with us. My warmest congratulations go to him with my finest needs for his new and prestigious place”.

(Supply: Italdesign)

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