Former Lamborghini Designer to Lead HyundaiSeptember 9, 2019
Well-known designer Filippo Perini joined the Hyundai Motor Group after Kia recently signed with Karim Habib.
Perini will take over as chief designer at Genesis Advanced Design in Europe and is expected to play a key role in shaping the look of future Genesis cars. The official appointment will take place on September 16th.
“I am delighted to be able to contribute to the development of the Genesis brand, and I look forward to starting this new story in my life with the Genesis design team, to put my knowledge and passion into practice,” Perini said.
After receiving a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in automotive design at the Polytechnic Institute of Milan, Perini spent a couple of decades working with some of Europe’s brightest car brands, including Alfa Romeo, Audi, Lamborghini and Italdesign.
“Filippo’s extensive experience with European luxury brands makes him an ideal leader in Genesis Advanced Design Studio, and his understanding will contribute to the development of each of our future projects, including both advanced and manufacturing projects,” said Hyundai Motor Group CEO Luc Donkervolke.
Prior to her new appointment, Perini was the head of Italdesign for Design and Innovation from 2015 to 2019, where the ZeroUno and DaVinci models were created under his leadership. From 2006 to 2016, he was the head of the Lamborghini design department, and from 2004 to 2006, the head of the Italian brand’s exterior and interior design department, working on Gallardo, Aventador, Reventon, Estoque, Aventador J, Veneno, Asterion and Urus. In 2003 and 2004, Perini was a senior designer at Audi, and in 2001 and 2002 he was responsible for exterior design at Alfa Romeo, where he began his career in 1995 as a car designer.
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