Filippo Perini to be inducted this Saturday.
Filippo Perini, former Lamborghini design director, is to be inducted into the Hall of Fame of Concorso Italiano. The event, which celebrates all things automotive from Italy, takes place Saturday, August 20, in Monterey, California. Perini will receive the “La Bella Machina” prize from the Concorso Italiano for his influence on Italian car design.
“For me it is a great pleasure, a great honor and also a great responsibility to receive this award. Being designated along with very big names in the automotive world and true icons of car design is a very significant result,” Perini said in a statement.
Perini, born in 1965, worked as a freelance automotive designer for several Italian companies, including Fiat and Aprilia. He joined Audi AG as Exterior Designer in 2003 and was subsequently appointed Lamborghini Head of Exterior Design. Perini worked on several major Lamborghini projects, including the Miura concept, Murciélago LP 640, Gallardo, and Concept S. In 2009 he joined Automobili Lamborghini to work in the Centro Stile, and had involved with the Gallardo LP 570-4, Reventón, and Aventador. In September 2015, Perini left to join Italian design studio Italdesign.
This weekend, Perini will also serve as an honoray judge at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
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Filippo Perini will be representing Italdesign on the occasion of the prestigious and exclusive events of the 2016 Monterey Car Week & Concours d’Elegance.
On Saturday, August 20, Filippo Perini, Italdesign Head of Design, will be awarded "La Bella Macchina” prize and will be celebrated in the Hall of Fame of Concorso Italiano, the event chaired by Tom McDowell, yearly celebrating the Italian passion for motors at the Black Horse Golf Course in Monterey.
" Enthusiasts like to see the creative people they hear about and read about, but will likely never meet except in these circumstances. Filippo Perini has been directing the Lamborghini Design Team since 2004, but it often happens that professionals like him are in the background. In our Hall of Fame we want to celebrate these people who drive the industry forward and all the Italian automotive enthusiasts will be more than happy to get to see and know their idols”, stated Tom McDowell.
"For me it is a great pleasure, a great honor and also a great responsibility to receive this award. Be designated along with very big names in the automotive world and true icons of car design is a very significant result, a result that rewards my twenty-three years of work, a result that I must say scares me a little bit, but that at the same time hugely boosts me for my future projects and commitments”, commented Filippo Perini.
But during the 2016 Monterey Car Week & Concours, Filippo Perini will also participate as an Honorary Judge at the 66th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, élite and sophisticated annual event taking place in the prestigious golf resort: from 7:00am on Sunday, August 21 along with the other Honorary Members of the Jury, Filippo Perini will in fact be called to vote on the exclusive models on display for the allocation of the Best of Show and Class, Elegance and Special Awards.