Alfonso Albaisa, until recently was the Executive Director, INFINITI Design, and is now Senior Vice President in charge of the whole of the Nissan Design Group (including INFINITI).
Alfonso Albaisa is not an ordinary designer; One of the motor industry’s most creative personalities, he is the man behind vehicles that are loved and admired all over the world. Cars like the INFINITI Q60, Q30, Nissan Juke and, more recently, the INFINITI Prototype 9, a sleek, open-wheeled electric retro-roadster prototype unveiled at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. He is passionate about yachting and shortly after joining the Nissan Design team about 26 years ago, he designed a luxury yacht for a wealthy Middle Eastern customer.
We caught up with Alfonso in Turkey where he met one of his earlier creations, a yacht he designed 26 years ago. This was the first time he has seen the finished article. The information provides how he thinks about designs and how growing up by the sea has inspired him. It explains how the two disciplines fertilize each other and inspire him, as well as a brief Q60 test drive.