Manzoni will have the task of defining the visual identity of all future Ferrari cars. He will report directly to Amedeo Felisa, Ferrari’s CEO. (invested in March 2008)
The designer, now 45, has a degree in architecture, with a specialization in industrial design. He began his career in the Fiat Group in 1993, working at the Lancia design center. Starting form 1996 he became responsible of Lancia’s interior design. From 1999 to 2001 he held a similar position at the Seat Design Center in Spain.
In 2001 he returned to the Fiat Group, as Lancia’s Head of Design and later on he became Chief of the Fiat Group Design Center. In 2006 he joined Volkswagen an one year later was appointed as the Group’s Director of Creative Design.
Manzoni’s predecessor, Donato Coco is now Lotus’ Director of Design, as we’ve previously reported. He is the one we have to thank for the bewildering beauties of Ferraris like the 430 Scuderia coupé and the Spider 16M, the California, the 599XX and the 458 Italia.
Ferrari has already developed a fresh identity in the 21st century, with its cars constantly dominating automotive tops worldwide. Now that the company has a new Chief Designer, we shall see how he shapes the manufacturer’s identity. Mr. Manzoni, you truly have a dream job, so please don't let us down.