Perini moves to Italdesign, Mitja Borkert is new Lamborghini Design Director

Automotive Design 11 Mar 2016
Perini moves to Italdesign, Mitja Borkert is new Lamborghini Design Director

The VW Group has announced the appointment of Filippo Perini as new Design Director at Italdesign. His role at Lamborghini will be taken by Mitja Borkert.


Following the recent departure of Giorgetto Giugiaro and his son Fabrizio, the VW Group has announced several design management changes.

Filippo Perini, currently Design Director at Lamborghini, will move to the same position at Italdesign.

Replacing him at Lamborghini will be Mitja Borkert, currently Director of Exterior Design at Porsche, effective 4 April 2016.

In his new role Mr. Borkert will be responsible for the design of future Lamborghini models and the coordination of the design team, reporting to Maurizio Reggiani, Board Member for Research and Development.

The new Logo

Italdesign Logo History

Italdesign has also announced a redesigned logo, that will replace the Giugiaro full name with a G letter, added to the ID stylized letters.

About Filippo Perini

Filippo Perini was born on April 13, 1965 in Piacenza (Northeastern Italy). From1993 through to 1995 he worked as a freelance designer for Alfa Romeo, FIAT Auto, MET Helmets, Aprilia, BCS, Ferrari, Castoldi Jet, Cantieri Nautici, Off Corse and as a consultant for FAST (a Federation of Scientific and Technical Associations).

In 1995 he joined the Alfa Romeo Design Centre, where he worked on the interior and exterior design of GTV and Spider, as well as their Restyling versions, 156, 166, the concept car Nuvola and the SUV Kamal. In 2001 he was appointed Director of the Exterior Design of Alfa Romeo 159 and of the 8C Competizione concept car.

After two years, in 2003, he joined AUDI AG as Exterior Designer and the following year, 2004, was appointed Lamborghini Head of Exterior Design for projects such as Miura Concept, Murciélago LP 640, Murciélago LP 640 Roadster, Gallardo, Concept S. Since 2006 Filippo Perini is the Director of the Automobili Lamborghini Centro Stile, where he managed extremely successful projects such as Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera, Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante, Reventón and Aventador as well as new concept cars and advanced projects.

In September 2015 FIlippo Perini is appointed Head of Styling at Italdesign Giugiaro.

About Mitja Borkert

Mitja Borkert is German, aged 42, and attended the Design University of Pforzheim where he graduated in Transportation Design.

In 1999, he began work at Style Porsche, in Weissach, holding various positions, including General Manager Advanced Design until 2014, when he was appointed Director of Exterior Design.

He contributed to the development of several Porsche models (Panamera Sport Turismo, Porsche Boxster 987 facelift, Cayenne, Macan, Mission e).

(Source: Lamborghini, Italdesign)

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  1. 12/3/2016

    Funny how the first logo done in 1968 is the best of them all!

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