Legendary designer Sergio Pininfarina, who oversaw the design of the Ferrari Testarossa and Fiat 124 Spider, among others, died on Tuesday at his home in Turin. He was 85.

His passing was announced by design company Pininfarina, which his father Battista started in 1930, and which he led for decades after his father’s death.

Pininfarina was born Sergio Farina in Turin on September 8, 1926. He graduated in mechanical engineering from the Polytechnic of Torino in 1950, after which he began his career in the family firm, Carrozzeria Pinin Farina. In 1961, the family’s last name was changed to Pininfarina by a presidential decree.

In 1966, he took over the chairmanship of the company after his father’s passing, and helped transform the company into a globally renowned design empire. In 2006, he became honorary chairman of the company, handing over management of the family business to his son Andrea, who died two years later in a scooter accident. Following this, Pininfarina’s other son, Paolo, took over the leadership of the company.

While he and his company crafted many designs, primarily for Italian car companies, the association with Ferrari remains the most inevitably linked. Other designs Sergio Pininfarina helped oversee for the Italian automaker include the F40 and Enzo.