Walter De Silva the number one of all VW Group Design just retires. The news arrived this morning and rapidly got spread all over the net.
De Silva has been one of most influential car designers around the Design world bringing some freshness and elegance to VWs cars and Audi brand, he also pushed for a renewed Lamborghini Design first with Luc Donckerwolke and later on with Mr Perini.
Before VW experience Walter De Silva was Design director at Alfa Romeo in Arese. I had the pleasure to meet him when I passed by there with my portfolio at the very beginning of my career…after that meeting I went to visit Mr Bangle in Fiat where I ended up to start my career.
Walter De Silva has been also very close to car design schools and young design students bringing experience and projects to sponsor.
Best wishes to De Silva for the after VW and I hope many design activities still to come.