The Centro Stile Alfa Romeo is Alfa Romeo’s in-house design and construction office. After Fiat Alfa Romeo took over, the management of the car manufacturer was transferred to Turin, where Fiat’s headquarters are located. Centro Stile Alfa Romeo was founded in 1990 and remained in Arese until 2009. Although the Centro Stile Alfa Romeo is independent again today, the designers continue to report to the so-called Officina 83, the design centre of the Fiat Group.
Well-known names such as Walter de Silva (born in 1951) or Wolfgang Egger (born in 1963) worked in the Centro. By 2014, the designers had created a total of 145 models in-house, which were ready for the market. Some prototypes and the Nuvola were added, which influenced other models both technically and optically. History was written by the Alfa 156, the Alfa 147 and the MiTo, the successor of the 147, which still carry the logo of Arese.