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Walter De Silva disegna la UP Volkswagen
Walter De Silva disegna la UP Volkswagen
Published: 2011/09/13
Channel: RedRonnie
Audi A5  Walter de
Audi A5 Walter de'Silva
Published: 2015/11/06
Channel: Motor Globe
Volkswagen Golf 7 2013 Press Conference Berlin Design Walter de Silva
Volkswagen Golf 7 2013 Press Conference Berlin Design Walter de Silva
Published: 2012/09/17
Channel: Rivista Automobilismo
Walter de Silva - Presentazione Lamborghini Egoista (MAUTO)
Walter de Silva - Presentazione Lamborghini Egoista (MAUTO)
Published: 2013/10/25
Channel: OD
La Volkswagen Golf 7 disegnata da Walter De
La Volkswagen Golf 7 disegnata da Walter De' Silva
Published: 2012/10/25
Channel: OmniAuto.it
Walter de Silva
Walter de Silva
Published: 2017/03/02
Channel: WDS Walter De Silva Shoes
Walter de Silva : From car design to stilettos
Walter de Silva : From car design to stilettos
Published: 2016/11/28
Channel: Fashion Z
Walter de´Silva talks about the LEICA M9 "TITANIUM" - Japanese subtitles
Walter de´Silva talks about the LEICA M9 "TITANIUM" - Japanese subtitles
Published: 2010/10/15
Channel: Leica Camera
Volkswagen UP! presentata da Walter de Silva
Volkswagen UP! presentata da Walter de Silva
Published: 2016/06/19
Channel: CARWP
Walter de Silva (Вальтер де Сильва), Дизайнер Автомобилей - Автоличность ep01 - Veddro.com
Walter de Silva (Вальтер де Сильва), Дизайнер Автомобилей - Автоличность ep01 - Veddro.com
Published: 2013/05/22
Channel: Veddro.com
La nuova Golf secondo Walter De Silva e Giorgetto Giugiaro
La nuova Golf secondo Walter De Silva e Giorgetto Giugiaro
Published: 2012/10/04
Channel: OmniAuto.it
Walter Da Silva A6 - Audi GmbH
Walter Da Silva A6 - Audi GmbH
Published: 2009/03/22
Channel: AudiGmbH
Luft by Walter DeSilva   Potrona Frau
Luft by Walter DeSilva Potrona Frau
Published: 2016/05/12
Channel: Eurasia Concept
Walter de
Walter de'Silva's Vision
Published: 2007/08/03
Channel: AudiClips
Intervista a Walter de Silva: dalle auto alle scarpe | Quattroruote
Intervista a Walter de Silva: dalle auto alle scarpe | Quattroruote
Published: 2016/10/06
Channel: Quattroruote
WalterDeSilva@SIAB
WalterDeSilva@SIAB
Published: 2015/05/15
Channel: Fira de Barcelona
Eyes of Silva - Autoline Detroit 1528
Eyes of Silva - Autoline Detroit 1528
Published: 2011/07/09
Channel: Autoline Network
De Silva clip x OVO
De Silva clip x OVO
Published: 2013/01/19
Channel: Carmelo Caramagno
Walter de
Walter de'Silva dinner table sketch of new Jetta
Published: 2010/10/29
Channel: core77inc
1998 Alfa Romeo 156 - Full Design Overview & Behind The Scenes
1998 Alfa Romeo 156 - Full Design Overview & Behind The Scenes
Published: 2015/01/02
Channel: Men and Motors
Audi A5 and Walter De Silva Designer in Italy
Audi A5 and Walter De Silva Designer in Italy
Published: 2008/05/13
Channel: riveramotorsport
Volkswagen Golf VII: intervista a Walter De Silva
Volkswagen Golf VII: intervista a Walter De Silva
Published: 2012/10/03
Channel: Social Media Motori TV
IAA 2007 Interview Walter de Silva, VW (by UPTV)
IAA 2007 Interview Walter de Silva, VW (by UPTV)
Published: 2008/05/26
Channel: AutoMotoTV
Audi A5: Walter de
Audi A5: Walter de'Silva
Published: 2008/06/12
Channel: Autonoble AN
Luft by Walter DeSilva
Luft by Walter DeSilva
Published: 2013/11/27
Channel: AutoramaTV
Walter de Silva:  «Disegno in digitale, con la mia mano analogica»
Walter de Silva: «Disegno in digitale, con la mia mano analogica»
Published: 2017/02/28
Channel: Arbiter
IAA 2007 Interview Walter de Silva, VW by UPTV
IAA 2007 Interview Walter de Silva, VW by UPTV
Published: 2014/05/27
Channel: Automotive Expo
Walter De Silva
Walter De Silva
Published: 2012/06/05
Channel: Museo dell'Automobile Torino
Walter de Silva disegna una scarpa utilizzando l
Walter de Silva disegna una scarpa utilizzando l'ipad
Published: 2017/02/28
Channel: Arbiter
ALFA ROMEO 145
ALFA ROMEO 145
Published: 2007/10/29
Channel: Luis Miguel
Walter da Silva, Chief of Design for Audi on the Audi A6 and the City of Milan
Walter da Silva, Chief of Design for Audi on the Audi A6 and the City of Milan
Published: 2012/05/15
Channel: Fourtitude
Walter De Silva: New Beetle Maggiolino 2011 Volkswagen
Walter De Silva: New Beetle Maggiolino 2011 Volkswagen
Published: 2011/08/02
Channel: RedRonnie
Walter de Silva - Lectio Doctoralis - Part III
Walter de Silva - Lectio Doctoralis - Part III
Published: 2014/06/09
Channel: ArchivioPerini
Lamborghini Egoista HD 2014 Single Seater Debut Commercial Walter de Silva Anime Manga Carjam TV
Lamborghini Egoista HD 2014 Single Seater Debut Commercial Walter de Silva Anime Manga Carjam TV
Published: 2013/11/15
Channel: CARJAM TV
desinger Walter De Silva audi a5
desinger Walter De Silva audi a5
Published: 2008/11/04
Channel: dany3332510
Walter de Silva:  «Dopo una vita con le auto faccio solo ciò che mi piace»
Walter de Silva: «Dopo una vita con le auto faccio solo ciò che mi piace»
Published: 2017/02/28
Channel: Arbiter
2012 VW Beetle, and Designer Walter de Silva
2012 VW Beetle, and Designer Walter de Silva
Published: 2011/07/24
Channel: Scotcars
Walter de Silva Lectio Doctoralis - Part IV
Walter de Silva Lectio Doctoralis - Part IV
Published: 2014/06/09
Channel: ArchivioPerini
Interviews mit Mag. Hermann Becker und Walter De`Silva
Interviews mit Mag. Hermann Becker und Walter De`Silva
Published: 2010/01/14
Channel: luckasper
VW design chief Walter Maria de Silva retires
VW design chief Walter Maria de Silva retires
Published: 2015/11/09
Channel: chattanooga times free press
Ruote in Pista n. 2155 - Intervista a Walter de
Ruote in Pista n. 2155 - Intervista a Walter de'Silva
Published: 2011/11/02
Channel: Ruote_in_Pista
Volkswagen Group - Giorgio Giugiaro e Walter de Silva - in Deutsche - Motor News
Volkswagen Group - Giorgio Giugiaro e Walter de Silva - in Deutsche - Motor News
Published: 2010/11/01
Channel: motornewsenglish
A RMC si parla di Walter De Silva.
A RMC si parla di Walter De Silva.
Published: 2016/12/14
Channel: WDS Walter De Silva Shoes
التعريف بالمصمم WALTER DE SILVA 2/3
التعريف بالمصمم WALTER DE SILVA 2/3
Published: 2015/04/04
Channel: FutureTV Entertainment
Walter de Silva racconta il design di up! - Volkswagen 2011
Walter de Silva racconta il design di up! - Volkswagen 2011
Published: 2012/03/19
Channel: Volkswagen Italia
Walter de Silva - Lectio Doctoralis - Part VI - Modular Platforms
Walter de Silva - Lectio Doctoralis - Part VI - Modular Platforms
Published: 2014/06/10
Channel: ArchivioPerini
Walter de Silva Lectio Doctoralis - Part VII  Egoista
Walter de Silva Lectio Doctoralis - Part VII Egoista
Published: 2014/06/10
Channel: ArchivioPerini
Walter Silva - De La Plata a Miralindo (Audio)
Walter Silva - De La Plata a Miralindo (Audio)
Published: 2013/05/08
Channel: Vibra Music Entertainment
Walter Silva - De La Plata a Miralindo (Audio)
Walter Silva - De La Plata a Miralindo (Audio)
Published: 2013/05/17
Channel: Vibra Music Entertainment
VW’s Head Of Design Walter de Silva Leaves Company
VW’s Head Of Design Walter de Silva Leaves Company
Published: 2016/06/23
Channel: Drive Show Car
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Walter Maria de Silva (born 27 February 1951 in Lecco, Italy) is an Italian car designer who was Head of Volkswagen Group Design until 2015. Since beginning his car design career in 1972 as head of design for Fiat, de Silva has also worked as a designer at I.DE.A Institute, and as head of design for Alfa Romeo, SEAT and the 'Audi brand group'.[1]

He has now entered the woman shoe business by creating his own company "Walter De Silva Shoes".

Career[edit]

Fiat 1972-1977[edit]

Walter de Silva began his career in 1972 at age 21, working for Centro Stile Fiat.[1]

I.DE.A. Institute 1977-1986[edit]

After his experience at Fiat, Walter de Silva worked at the I.DE.A. Institute in Turin, Italy for nine years under the direction of Franco Mantegazza and Renzo Piano.[1]

Alfa Romeo 1986-1999[edit]

In 1986 Walter de Silva was recruited away from the I.DE.A. Institute to become head of Alfa Romeo's Centro Stile. Walter de Silva remained in this role until 1999.[1]

At Alfa Romeo, de Silva led the renewal of the brand's design language and repositioning.[2]

SEAT 1999-2002[edit]

In 1999 Ferdinand Piëch assigned Walter de Silva to work for the Volkswagen Group SEAT division, with the aim of injecting verve and sportiness to SEAT design. The result was SEAT 'auto emoción' philosophy which was first demonstrated in the 2000 SEAT Salsa and the 2001 SEAT Tango concept cars,[3] as a foretaste of SEAT new design language, with the latter receiving in 2002 the 'Autonis Award' in the Concept Car category.[4] His more expressive design approach has since influenced the form and look of numerous cars, such as the 2002 SEAT Córdoba and SEAT Ibiza, as well as the 2004 SEAT Altea and 2005 SEAT León which were highly acclaimed and subsequently received several design awards (e.g. Red dot design award, Autonis award, 'The World's Most Beautiful Automobile 2004' award in Milan [5][6][7] etc.).

Audi brand group 2002-2007[edit]

In March 2002 Walter de Silva was appointed Head of Design to the now-defunct Audi brand group which encompassed the Audi, SEAT and Lamborghini brands. Volkswagen Group management charged de Silva with giving the Audi range a more emotional design language which included the controversial introduction of the full-height, single-frame front grille that now adorns all Audi models. His first full design for a production Audi was the 2005 A6. He has since gone on to contribute to the 2005 Audi Q7, 2006 Audi TT and the 2007 Audi A5, which is reportedly his favourite design.[8]

Volkswagen Group 2007-2015[edit]

Following the appointment of former Audi chairman Martin Winterkorn as the chairman of the Volkswagen Group in January 2007, de Silva was appointed as Head of Volkswagen Group Design effective from 1 February 2007 and was responsible for the overall strategic design direction of all VW passenger car brands including Škoda, SEAT, Volkswagen, Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti. de Silva replaced Murat Günak and his first task was to re-evaluate the designs of three then-imminent Volkswagen models which had been penned by his predecessor: the 2008 Golf, the 2008 Passat CC and the 2008 Scirocco.[9]

Designs[edit]

The Audi R8

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Who's Where: Walter de'Silva appointed Head of VW Group Design". Car Design News. Car Design News Ltd. 2007-01-25. Archived from the original on 2010-11-10. Retrieved 2010-11-10. Volkswagen has just announced that Walter de'Silva, 55, has been appointed Head of Volkswagen Group Design. 
  2. ^ 'Who's Where: Walter de'Silva appointed Head of VW Group Design', Car Design News, 25 Jan 2007 [1], accessed 27 Jan 2007
  3. ^ Frankfurt Motor Show 2001 - Highlights http://archive.cardesignnews.com/autoshows/2001/frankfurt/highlights/h04-seat-tango.html
  4. ^ SEAT Tango receives the Autonis design award. http://car.kak.net/2002/04/26/seat-tango-receives-the-autonis-design-award/
  5. ^ SEAT Altea wins special award from an international jury http://www.worldcarfans.com/10411199998/seat-altea-wins-special-award-from-an-international-jury
  6. ^ SEAT Altea receives the Autonis design award http://www.worldcarfans.com/104050610663/seat-altea-receives-the-autonis-design-award
  7. ^ SEAT Altea prototype receives european design award http://www.worldcarfans.com/104041310808/seat-altea-prototype-receives-european-design-award
  8. ^ "interview_with_walter_desilva". europeancarweb.com. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  9. ^ 'VW sent back to drawing board', Cartoday.com, 2 Feb 2007, [2], accessed 11 Feb 2007
  10. ^ "Leica Camera AG - Photography - M9 Titanium". En.leica-camera.com. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 

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