Since August 1st, BMW has started to make changes in the design team and top personnel of its BMW Design, Rolls-Royce and Mini Design teams.
The BMW Design team, currently led by Karim Habib, has added Domagoj Dukec as the new head of Exterior Design, who has joined the exterior design team in 2010 and shaped the Concept Active Tourer. Marc Girard, the head of Interior Design BMW Automobiles, was replaced by Oliver Heilmer, who has joined the BMW interior design unit in 2000 and designed the interior for the 5 Series. Marc Girard will manage BMW DesignworksUSA, BMW’s subsidiary design group.
The new head of Color and Material Design is Martina Starke, who has joined BMW as a textile designer in 2001, being responsible for material design and color in BMW Individual and BMW’s larger cars.
Mini’s new head of Exterior Design is Christopher Weil, whose latest job was at BMW DesignworksUSA. He will replace Marcus Syring who has joined Rolls-Royce. Weil has joined the BMW Group as a designer in 2000. Annette Baumeister will be responsible for the Color and Material Design, while Oliver Sieghart for Interior Design.
“As head of BMW Group Design I’m very proud of the wealth of talent in my team. I am convinced that through this restructuring we have given a significant boost to design in the individual brand studios and will continue to shape the future of BMW Group Design with success,” says Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design.