TCCT and Pininfarina come together to make classic car simulators - Sportiva and Leggenda
Italian design is very much related with the history of the country and its cultural legacy. Italy is the site of the greater part of the world’s artistic heritage – from the Roman Empire to the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the centuries that have followed. The success of Italian design is due to the link of this millennial history with the innovations created by the country’s talented architects/designers and visionary entrepreneurs.
PAOLO PININFARINA, CHAIRMAN of PININFARINA
The features of good Italian style are harmony, balance of volumes and shapes, and finally, elegance; if the design is innovative and classic at the same time, it becomes durable and often even timeless. And let’s not forget to take care of the details: Design Masters such as my grandfather (Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina, who founded the company in 1930) were never satisfied.
A very good standard was achieved, but it was not always maintained; in fact, design vision and excellence need to be continuously revitalized through the generations, and this is the secret of a successful, long-term family business.
KAIROS, a collab between Pininfarina and Oceanco yacht builder
We are aware of the worldwide continuous technological progress in our industry, and we know that digital tools are globalizing the design movement, but this issue will not make Italian design marginal. We need to be updated by investing in the new creative processes: at the same level of technical expertise our history could continue to make the difference.
TEOREMA, Pininfarina's concept car
I believe that a modern Italian designer should have the talent and the personality to push innovation and to dictate the trends without hesitation: in the end it is all about taking calculated risks.
Let me quote the Italian Master Renzo Piano: “We cannot be afraid of the future, because it is the only place where we will certainly go.”
Interior of Pininfarina Concept Car in DRIVE MODE Interior of the Pininfarina Concept Car in LOUNGE MODE
We at Pininfarina have always seen sustainability and environmental constraints as an opportunity to generate progress and new design solutions. I like to remember our wind tunnel that was established in 1972 (the first full-scale one to be created in Europe) with the aim of pushing aerodynamic research to be cutting edge in the management of the energy crisis of the 1970s.
Now the same thing is happening with electrification: we have married this revolution not now, but 15 years ago and we are glad to be part of a disruptive process that will change the architecture of automobiles and mobility systems.
KAIROS yacht Interior, by Pininfarini x Oceanco
There is a chance to foresee a bright future for Italian independent design houses such as ours. However, competition is strong and the road is not downhill. It will be necessary to keep the design and engineering talents in the office and to explore the paths of innovation; the communication of our work will also be very important.
In the case of Pininfarina, it will be mandatory to respect the values and the mission of our company.
Representing the Family and the legacy with the glorious years of the past, I am strongly committed to support the company in its journey towards the future.
Chairman, Pininfarina Group
TCCT and Pininfarina’s classic car simulators TCCT x Pininfarina classic car simulator gives vintage car enthusiasts an immersive experience with highly performing simulators The KAIROS yacht by Pininfarina and Oceanco
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