Luciano D’Ambrosio

Luciano D’Ambrosio is the CEO and Design Chief of LDA Design S.r.l., an advanced automotive and industrial design studio located in Beinasco in the Italian “design valley”.

His career as designer started back in 1978, in the leisure-vehicle (campers, motor-homes, specialty vehicles) & motorbike fields (scooters & motorbikes for AGRATI GARELLI, MOTO GUZZI and BENELLI).

As free-lance or employee, he has worked in graphics, draughtsmanship, 3D modelling and engineering, developing a deep knowledge in aerodynamics, packaging and product strategy.

Granted with a scholarship from Ford Werke Germany, he graduated at Royal College of Art in 1981 and eventually became part of the Ford-Europe Design community, working both in Germany and in England under the direction of Uwe Bahnsen and Patrick Le Quement.

Moving back to Italy in 1986, D’Ambrosio joined ITALDESIGN as Design Manager and eventually (1991) BERTONE as Design Director, having the great opportunity of working close-ties with such great personalities as Giorgio Giugiaro, and Nuccio Bertone.