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Walter Maria De'Silva Edit Profile

automotive designer

Walter Maria de'Silva, Italian automotive designer. Named Eurostar 2000 (Best European Car Designer of Year), Automotive News Europe; recipient Good Design prize, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, 1984-1985, Rave award, Industrial Design, 2007.

Background

De'Silva, Walter Maria was born on February 27, 1951 in Lecco, Italy.

Career

With Centro Stile Fiat, Turin, Italy, 1972. Manager industrial design and cars I.DE.A. Institute, 1979—1986. With Trussardi Design Milano, 1986.

Head Centro Stile Alfa Romeo, 1986—1994. Manager Alfa Romeo and Fiat Auto Design Center, 1994. Design center manager SEAT Volkswagen Group, 1999, head design Audi brand, 2002—2007, head design, since 2007.