Alfonso Albaisa, INFINITI executive design director, took an all-new INFINITI Q60 to Havana – the first U.S.-spec car registered in Cuba in 58 years – to trace his roots back to his parents’ birthplace. Now based in Japan, where he oversees all four INFINITI design studios across the world, Alfonso grew up in Miami. This was his first opportunity to visit Cuba and see the curves of the mid-century modern architecture of his great-uncle Max Borges-Recio, including the Tropicana, Club Nautico, as well as Borges Recio’s own home. In the process, Alfonso may have also found the origins of his own design DNA that is expressed in the unique flowing lines of current INFINITI vehicles.

Alfonso Albaisa, executive design director di INFINITI, ha condotto una nuovissima INFINITI Q60 a l’Avana – la prima auto con specifiche statunitensi a venire registrata a Cuba in 58 anni – per un itinerario alla ricerca delle sue radici , nel paese nativo dei suoi genitori.

Alfonso Albaisa, INFINITI executive design director, took an all-new INFINITI Q60 to Havana – the first U.S.-spec car registered in Cuba in 58 years – to trace his roots back to his parents’ birthplace. Now based in Japan, where he oversees all four INFINITI design studios across the world, Alfonso grew up in Miami. This was his first opportunity to visit Cuba and see the curves of the mid-century modern architecture of his great-uncle Max Borges-Recio, including the Tropicana, Club Nautico, as well as Borges Recio’s own home. In the process, Alfonso may have also found the origins of his own design DNA that is expressed in the unique flowing lines of current INFINITI vehicles.
Alfonso Albaisa, INFINITI executive design director, took an all-new INFINITI Q60 to Havana – the first U.S.-spec car registered in Cuba in 58 years – to trace his roots back to his parents’ birthplace. Now based in Japan, where he oversees all four INFINITI design studios across the world, Alfonso grew up in Miami. This was his first opportunity to visit Cuba and see the curves of the mid-century modern architecture of his great-uncle Max Borges-Recio, including the Tropicana, Club Nautico, as well as Borges Recio’s own home. In the process, Alfonso may have also found the origins of his own design DNA that is expressed in the unique flowing lines of current INFINITI vehicles.

Alfonso è cresciuto a Miami ed ora vive in Giappone, da dove dirige tutte e quattro gli studi di design di INFINITI a livello mondiale. Questa è stata la sua prima occasione di visitare Cuba e poter apprezzare da vicino le opere di architettura moderna realizzate a metà del secolo dal suo prozio Max Borges-Recio, tra cui il Tropicana, il Club Nautico e la casa stessa di proprietà di Borges Recio. Nel processo, Alfonso può anche aver scoperto le origini del proprio DNA del design che si esprime nelle linee fluenti e uniche dei veicoli Infiniti attualmente in commercio.

 

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