September 28, 2023

From the official Press Launch:

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

Since then, he has held high-profile roles of accelerating duty 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 function of Head of Design at Porsche Way of life Group as of April 1st.

Official Statements

“I acquired to know Italdesign a few years in the past, as I collaborated with its professionals on a number of initiatives, after I was working SEAT/CUPRA Exterior Design” – mentioned 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 powerful stimulus on the similar time. I can be dedicated in main and rising the artistic workforce and in supporting this nice actuality, pushing it to be an increasing number of a essential participant sooner or later eventualities of mobility and sustainability. I’m conscious that it’s a essential legacy, and I’ll meet it with nice enthusiasm and keenness”.

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

(Supply: Italdesign)