I.DE.A Institute S.p.A.
FoundedTurin, Italy (1978)
Key people
Franco Mantegazza (Founder)
Renzo Piano
Servicesindustrial engineering and design, automobile design and prototyping
Number of employees
> 350
ParentQuantum Kapital AG group

I.DE.A Institute (acronym, Institute of Development in Automotive Engineering) was an automobile design and engineering company in Turin, Italy, founded in 1978. The Rieter Holding Ltd took full control of the company in 2002.[2] In 2010, Rieter sold the company to the Swiss investment group Quantum Kapital AG.[3]

Rear view of the Fiat Tipo
Rear view of the Fiat Tipo

The company was liquidated in 2019.[1]

Notable work

Details of the Alfa Romeo 155
Details of the Alfa Romeo 155

Notable designers


  1. ^ a b 19/2019 I.DE.A. Institute of Development in Automotive Engineering srl in liquidazione Liquidation 2019
  2. ^ "I.D.E.A." globalautoindex.com. Archived from the original on 2007-10-17. Retrieved 2007-12-27.
  3. ^ "I.DE.A. Institute to be acquired by Quantum Kapital - Car Body Design". www.carbodydesign.com. Retrieved 2015-08-12.
  4. ^ "Ferrari Mondial t Speciale Pace Car". christies.com. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Carlos Sanchez". automotivedesignconference.com. Retrieved 6 October 2021.
  6. ^ "Fiat reveals new 500". Autocar Magazine.