Jozef Kaban Appointed Head Of Design At Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

Posted on Tue ,02 Apr 2019 12:51 pm
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Jozef Kaban Appointed Head Of Design At Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

Kaban’s last job was Head of Design Studio at BMW since 2017.

 

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has appointed Jozef Kabaň as the Head of Design starting 01 April, 2018. He will be based at the company’s design studios in Goodwood, West Sussex and Munich.

 

Kabaň, 46, is an experienced designer, and joins Rolls-Royce Motor Cars from the BMW Group where he has been the Head of Design Studio BMW since 2017. Kabaň completed a degree in Product and Industrial Design from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia in 1993. In 1997 he graduated with a Master of Art in Car Design from the Royal College of Art, London, UK.

 

Before joining BMW, Kabaň worked with the VW Group (since age 20) where he one of the youngest ever designers. In 1998 he was awarded project lead for the Bugatti Veyron, for which he designed the exterior. Later he was appointed Head of Exterior roles, first at Audi AG and then at Skoda Auto where he was recognised for revolutionising the manufacturer’s design ethos. Throughout the period he also maintained responsibility for small volume projects, including limited and special editions and show cars.  

 

Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said, “I am delighted to announce that Jozef Kabaň has been appointed Head of Design. He is an exceptionally talented designer with a strong track record and a wide breadth of ability. It is testament to the success of our business that, as the world’s leading luxury house, we are able to attract the world’s very best design talent.” He continued, “This is an exciting time for our brand and I look forward to welcoming Jozef to the Rolls-Royce family.”

 

Adrian van Hooydonk, Chief Designer, BMW Group, commented, “The Rolls-Royce Design Team creates outstanding motor cars and luxury objects. I am convinced that Jozef Kabaň will guide this phenomenal team into a very bright future indeed.”



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