Flaminio Bertoni (Masnago,Italy, January 10 1903 - Paris, France,February 7 1964) was an automobile designer, responsible for some of the most radical reconceptualisations of automobiles ever. He worked in the years following World War II.
Before his work in industrial design, Bertoni was a sculptor.
Contemporary journalists often noted that he followed a "clean sheet" approach to design, taking absolutely nothing for granted.
His designs met with solid market acceptance; they tended to be designs that observers either loved or hated and were considered by some to be too far ahead of their time.
The DS was often exhibited at industrial design showcases, such as the 1957 Milan Triennial Exposition.
Bertoni was born on January 10, 1903 in Varese (Italy) and died in 1964. For a long time, he was largely forgotten in his hometown, but in recent times the Province of Varese dedicated a museum to his memory, its opening scheduled by Spring 2007.
Not to be confused with
- http://www.flaminiobertoni.it/bio-e.htm Biography on flaminiobertoni.it
- http://expo-bertoni.com/ Expo Bertoni
- http://bertoni100.com/ Bertoni 100th anniversary
- Citroën Gallery