F A B I O F E R R A N T E -   T R A N S P O R T A T I O N D E S I G N E R

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ABOUT ME

Fabio Ferrante started his career in 2005 at Centro Ricerche Fiat under the guide of Pietro Camardella, father of the most iconic Ferrari models of the '80s and' 90s.
During this first experience he designs the interiors of the Sportiva Latina, awarded as "Best Innovation-Concept Car" at the Barcelona Motor Show.

In 2009 as car designer, he has already worked for projects with brands such as Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Volkswagen group in Europe and Asia.

In 2010 he becomes Design Director of Puritalia Automobili, a new Italian automotive company that produces Limited Edition Sportscars. 

In 2011 he penned the FAW Go concept, a sport Sedan presented at the Shanghai International Motor Show.
In the meantime, he works also in the Product Design field with brands such as Nikon, Haier, Nespresso, Ferrero, Ariston, L'Oreal and Beretta.

In 2013 he founded LightNYC, a Design & Communication agency based in New York City and with his design team wins 3 International Design Awards in 2015 and 2016 with 3 different projects for Drones.

In 2017 launches DOSE - Design Open Source Experiment, an online community where all the creative-enthusiasts can be part of Virtual Design Team and create Transportation Design Projects from the first sketch to the real prototype.

  PERSONAL 

   NAME: Fabio Ferrante
   DOB: August 25th 1983
   NATIONALITY: Italian
   BORN: Turin, IT
   LANGUAGES: Italian, English

   EDUCATION:
   Politecnico di Torino - Industrial Design -  Italy
   ITG Pier Luigi Nervi - Italy

   WORK EXPERIENCE: 10+ years

   CURRENT:
   - Design Director & Co-Founder @ LIGHT NYC
   - Chief Designer @ Puritalia Automobili

   CONTACTS:
   - email: info@fferrante.com
   - phone: +1.917.982.3497

 
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TIMELINE

  • 2013 - DESIGN DIRECTOR & Co-Founder
    Light NYC - New York City, USA
     
  • 2010 - CHIEF DESIGNER
    Puritalia Automobili - Naples, IT
     
  • 2009 - CAR DESIGNER
    I.DE.A Institute - Moncalieri, Italy
    Varius project - Fiat, Alfa Romeo, VW Group, FAW
     
  • 2009 - DESIGN COLUMNIST
    Quattroruote, Editoriale Domus - Milan, Italy
    Project: Quattroruote Design
     
  • 2008 - TRASPORTATION DESIGNER
    Bruno Giardino Design - Turin, Italy
    Project: FLY VOLT - ultra-lightweight two seater plane
     
  • 2006 - CAR DESIGNER
    Centro Ricerche Fiat - Turin, Italy
    Project: Sportiva Latina - Lead interior designer
     
  • 2005 - CAR DESIGN INTERN
    Centro Ricerche Fiat - Turin, Italy
     
  • 2003 - PRODUCT DESIGNER
    Light SAS - Turin, Italy
     



 

 

DESIGN APPROACH

Every single aspect of each project contributed to grow my passion for the Design world. 
The achievements, the happiness and the failures as well are part of that equation that I study and I learn from. Every single day.
Form is crucial. Function is life. Style is the sparkle, the treble clef that will let you perfectly mix form and function; this is the way I approach this world. 
Nature and Technology, new material and respect of the past are my greatest inspirations. 

Design is the universal language of ideas.
 

DESIGN AWARDS
 

  • 2005 - DESIGN INNOVATION AWARD
    International Motor Show -  Barcelona, Spain
    Fiat Sportiva Latina Concept Car
     
  • 2011 -  BEST CONCEPT CAR
    Shanghai International Auto Show - Shanghai, China  /  
    FAW GO Concept Car
     
  • 2015 - GOLD DESIGN AWARD / Consumer Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
    IDA Design Awards - Los Angeles, USA  / 
    Protocol Dronium_ONE Drone
     
  • 2016 - GOLD DESIGN AWARD / Consumer Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
    IDA Design Awards - Los Angeles, USA  / 
    Protocol Terracopter EVO Drone
     
  • 2016 - SILVER AWARD / Consumer Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
    IDA Design Awards - Los Angeles, USA  /  Protocol Dronium_III Drone



 

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