From the 1954 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint – designed by Mario Boano and Franco Scaglione – to the 1972 Iso Rivolta Lele F, designed by Marcello Gandini. Coupé models, symbols of Made in Italy around the world, are the focus of the exhibition ‘Car Design: Nuccio Bertone. Cento Anni di Stile Italiano – I modelli coupé’ (Car Design: Nuccio Bertone. One hundred years of Italian style – coupé models) that opened in Moscow to coincide with Italian Design Day 2021 .
The exhibition, open until 1 August, is hosted at the Yekaterinburg Museum of Architecture and Design. The exhibition is a tribute to Italian car design through one of the most important architects in the history of car design: Nuccio Bertone. In over a century of activity, the Turin-based Bertone coachworks has designed models that have gone down in the history of cars and design, from the dawn of the first cars with Giovanni Bertone himself to the concept cars designed by Nuccio Bertone.
Curated by Enzo Fornaro, The exhibition focuses on coupé models built between the 1950s and 2012, the year of Bertone’s centenary.
Alongside the models on display, which come from Turin’s Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile, a large collection of drawings and photographs make it possible to retrace the impressive journey of Bertone’s car designs over more than 100 years of activity. Not to be missed are the portrait of Nuccio Bertone by Giorgetto Giugiaro, as well as the “figurini” (concept sketches) and design drawings, and the racing suits worn by famous drivers Munari and Mannucci when they triumphed in the Monte Carlo rallies.
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