Erwin Leo Himmel, an Austrian automobile designer, founded the independent design studio “Fuore Design” in Barcelona at the end of 1999. Besides the core business of automotive design, he specialized in brand consulting.
Fuore Design consulted Mitsubishi in their process of finding a new design language, and created the two concept cars, the Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution and Pajero Evolution 2+2, which were presented at the 2001 “Frankfurt IAA” and the 2002 “Geneva Salon International de l’Auto”. After the great feedback at the shows, Himmel was also responsible for the design development of the Dakar Rally multiple-champion racing car Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution.
Subaru had a strategic relationship with Fuore. Himmel developed a new brand design strategy. His concept car Subaru B11S showed the new philosophy at the Geneva Motor Show in 2003. The current models Subaru R1, R2, and B9 Tribeca were created by him, too. With the XF 10 and the BlackJag, Himmel presented his first self-developed show cars at the Barcelona Motorshow in 2003 and the Geneva Motor Show in 2004. The company was sold in the middle of 2007.
Himmel returned to the supercar scene in 2010 when he introduced a prototype of Hispano Suiza Gran Turismo Coupe at the Geneva Motor Show. The car did not enter production but was further developed into a new car - Maguari HS1 GTS. The company intends to put it into very limited production soon.