In the spring 2020, it was soon clear that an in-presence event could not be possible, we therefore proposed, the Design Centers and technical partners, the idea of Autostyle in a digital version.


Of course, this concept had to be refined and developed with further discussions: initially it was only possible to outline a rough calendar of presentations, starting from September 24, week by week, every Thursday.


Responses from the Chiefs of the Design Centers came between June and July to book rapidly the date, assuming that all technical constraints had been solved. And this positively surprised us a lot.

So, in a short time we came to set an agenda with episode until December 10 with the Awarding Ceremony of the students competition. It was not possible to go on further due to the obvious Christmas period.


At that point it was certainly no longer possible to discuss about digital techniques and other details regarding presentations: we had to rush and manage a real show.


It was crucial to settle a team together with the technical partners who had been collaborating for years during the events at the Villas: Wacom (main partner), 3M (promoter of a special award) and the magazines Auto & Design, Fleet Car and Virtual Car and all the people who made the episode possible in each Design Centers. We cannot forget Mr.Eric Dubois, master of the students competition, who from Paris provided valuable suggestions and interesting inspirations.

This is how, not being able to have our “meeting at the Villa”, we could visit altogether the Major Design Centers, discovering the novelties in the automotive world.


A very positive experience that can certainly be repeated also for the Autostyle 2021 edition.

AGENDA 2020 digital
  • 28. September 2020 4.00 pm CEST  3M Design Center | Kevin Gilboe 
  • 01. October 2020 4.00 pm CEST  Maserati Design Center | Giovanni Ribotta 
  • 08. October 2020 4.00 pm CEST  Volvo - Polestar | Robin Page, Maximilian Missoni
  • 15. October 2020 4.00 pm CEST  Automobili Lamborghini | Mitja Borkert
  • 22. October 2020 4.00 pm CEST  Ford Cologne | Claudio Messale
  • 29. October 2020 4.00 pm CET  Toyota Tedd | Scott Lance
  • 05. November 2020 4.00 pm CET  Fiat | Danilo Tosetti, Michele Longo 
  • 12. November 2020 4.00 pm CET  Pagani | Horacio Pagani
  • 19. November 2020 4.00 pm CET  Alfa Romeo | Alessandro Maccolini
  • 26. November 2020 4.00 pm CET  Dallara | Dialma Zinelli
  • 03. December 2020 4.00 pm CET  Ferrari | Flavio Manzoni
  • 10. December 2020 4.00 pm CET  Award Ceremony