Design Interviews

Designer Interviews: Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, Seat design director

Designer Interviews: Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, Seat design director

Although 46-year old Spaniard Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos caught the car design bug at 10 or 12 years of age, he initially studied product design at Elis...

25 February 2014
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Designer Interviews: Michael Robinson, Bertone design director

Designer Interviews: Michael Robinson, Bertone design director

Michael Vernon Robinson was born in Los Angeles in 1956. After his studies and internship at Ford, he was so disappointed by American car design and so ...

23 December 2013
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Designer Interviews: Louis de Fabribeckers, Touring Superleggera design director

Designer Interviews: Louis de Fabribeckers, Touring Superleggera design director

Louis de Fabribeckers must be the Prince Charming of car design. More Luigi than Louis, despite his Belgian roots. He looks like a boy, talks like a phi...

27 November 2013
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Designer Interviews: Mark Fetherston, Mercedes-Benz exterior designer

Designer Interviews: Mark Fetherston, Mercedes-Benz exterior designer

Still only 36, Mark Fetherston has designed some of the most respected cars in the current Mercedes range. His breakthrough was the ‘gull-winged' SLS su...

07 November 2013
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Designer Interviews: Fabio Filippini, Pininfarina design director

Designer Interviews: Fabio Filippini, Pininfarina design director

Even if it was one of the most prestigious jobs in car design, it wasn't easy for Pininfarina to find a new design director. Yet, Fabio Filippini took t...

23 August 2013
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Easy Does It: The nine top design directors on the one thing they agree on - simplicity

Easy Does It: The nine top design directors on the one thing they agree on - simplicity

How does a man become design director of the Volkswagen Group, Daimler, Ford, GM, Fiat Group, Kia and Hyundai, PSA, Renault or BMW? Being the right blok...

18 July 2013
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Studio Focus: SAIC European Design Centre

Studio Focus: SAIC European Design Centre

SAIC European Design CentreBrands MG and RoeweEstablished 2010 (in current guise)Location Longbridge, UKStaff 35Studio leader Martin Uhlarik

18 June 2013
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Designer Interviews: Ola Stenegard, head of vehicle design, BMW Motorrad

Designer Interviews: Ola Stenegard, head of vehicle design, BMW Motorrad

You probably won't catch BMW Motorrad's head of vehicle design Ola Stenegard wearing a lightweight scarf and a suit, as beloved of many car designers. T...

10 June 2013
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Studio Focus: BMW DesignworksUSA Shanghai

Studio Focus: BMW DesignworksUSA Shanghai

BMW DesignworksUSA Shanghai Brands Various clients, plus BMW Group (BMW, Mini, i and Rolls-Royce)Established April 2012 Location Huangpu District, Shang...

21 May 2013
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Designer Interviews: Patrick le Quément on his Sustainable Design School

Designer Interviews: Patrick le Quément on his Sustainable Design School

After former Renault chief designer Patrick le Quément passed the baton to Laurens van den Acker in 2009, he did not actually retire, but instead charge...

20 May 2013
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