Walter de Silva – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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1972-1977 [ edit ]

Walter de began his career in 1972 at age 21, for Centro Stile FIAT. [ 1 ]

Institute 1977-1986 [ edit ]

his experience at Fiat, Walter de worked at the I.DE.A. Institute in Italy for nine years the direction of Franco Mantegazza and Piano. [ 1 ]

Alfa Romeo 1986-1999 [ ]

In 1986 Walter de Silva was away from the I.DE.A. to become head of Alfa Centro Stile. Walter de remained in this role 1999. [ 1 ]

At Alfa Romeo, de led the renewal of the brand’s design and repositioning. [ 2 ]

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SEAT 1999-2002 [ edit ]

In Ferdinand Piëch assigned de Silva to work for the Volkswagen ‘s SEAT division, the aim of injecting verve and sportiness to design. The result was SEAT’s emoción’ philosophy which was demonstrated in the 2000 SEAT and the 2001 SEAT Tango cars, [ 3 ] as a foretaste of SEAT’s new language, with the latter in 2002 the ‘Autonis Award’ in the Car category. [ 4 ] His more expressive approach has since influenced the and look of numerous cars, as the 2002 SEAT Córdoba and Ibiza. as well as the 2004 Altea and 2005 SEAT which were highly and subsequently received several awards (e.g. Red dot design Autonis award, ‘The Most Beautiful Automobile award in Milan [ 5 ] [ 6 ] [ 7 ] etc.).

Audi brand group [ edit ]

In March 2002 Walter de was appointed Head of Design to the Audi brand group encompassed the Audi, SEAT and brands. Volkswagen Group charged de Silva with the Audi range a more design language which the controversial introduction of the full-height, front grille that now all Audi models. His first design for a production Audi was the A6.

He has since gone on to contribute to the Audi Q7. 2006 Audi TT and the Audi A5. which is reportedly his design. [ 8 ]

Volkswagen Group 2007-present [ ]

Following the appointment of former chairman Martin Winterkorn as the of the Volkswagen Group in January de Silva was appointed as Head of Group Design effective February 1, 2007, and is now responsible for the strategic design direction of all VW car brands including Škoda, Volkswagen, Audi, Bentley, and Bugatti. de Silva replaced Günak. and his first task was to the designs of three then-imminent models which had been by his predecessor: the 2008 Golf. the Passat CC and the 2008 Scirocco. [ 9 ]

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