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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Zagato's World

Another famous design company that had its roots in the aeronautical industry was Zagato. Founded in 1919 by Ugo Zagato (and currently run by Marella and Andrea Zagato) , the company's avant garde (adhering to functionalism and rationalism), light-weight designs and materials were applied to the early legendary Alfa Romeo race cars such as the 1500 and introduced to the world the Coupe and Gran Turism concepts. The list of manufacturers Zagato has created prototypes and designs for included Aston-Martin, Lancia, Ford, Jaguar, Volvo and Rolls-Royce.

Photo: The Diatto Ottovu designed by Zagato.

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