Made In Italy: the book that’s a labour of true love

Published: 22 December 2021

► Automotive photographer, Piotr Degler, launches new book
► A decade’s work compiling Italian concept and special edition cars
► Plus, interviews with Italian automotive legends inside

If you ever wanted the chance to see some of Italy’s greatest concept cars and iconic limited-edition models from new angles, Made In Italy by automotive photographer Piotr Degler might be the coffee table book for you in 2022.

It showcases legends and one-offs alike in an entirely new light, with Degler’s attention to detail showing through in the clean pages and impactful imagery. ‘If you create something, it needs to be something never seen before,’ says Degler.

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Around 80 per cent of the photographs taken have never been seen before, with Degler compiling them over the course of a decade. It was also self-edited and self-published by Piotr and Degler Studio; ‘It becomes a more personal and complete work,’ says Degler, ‘I can choose the best materials and have no restrictions with the number of images.’

But Made In Italy isn’t just a book full of car photography. During the course of that decade-long, €100,000-plus production, Degler has compiled a section of interviews from some of Italy’s greatest-ever car designers in a section called ‘The Maestros’. Icons like Giorgetto Giugiaro, Paolo Pininfarina, Marcello Gandini and Flavio Manzoni have shared thoughts on the cars that lie within. All text is available in English and Italian.

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Piotr Degler himself is an award-winning automotive photographer, regularly working with clients like Maserati, Dallara, Lamborghini and more. Degler’s work has also been featured in issues of CAR, including our deep dive into Maserati’s new MC20 supercar and Ferrari’s 812 Competizione.

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Made In Italy will launch properly in February 2022, but you can pre-order it from the book’s own website now until the end of January 2022, with the chance to secure exclusive framed artworks of some of the cars that feature in the book signed by their designers.

By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, gamer, serial Lego-ist, lover of hot hatches