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Chris Bangle to receive lifetime design achievement award

After years in the vehicle design industary, Chris Bangle has been chosen by top automotive design professionals as the winner of the 2012 Lifetime Design Achievement Award. The group of designers that chose Bangle for the award only obtained that privilege by wining it themselves. EyesOn Design annually issues the award, with past winners including […]

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Chris Bangle to give Samsung a Bangle-butt of their own

Anyone who’s somewhat informed about the automobile industry knows about Chris Bangle, former head-honcho of design at BMW AG. And while we’ve adapted to his controversial designs, and even learned to appreciate some of them, such as the last generation BMW 7-Series, the BMW 5-Series, and the current BMW 3-Series (plus others), a fair amount […]

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Video: Chris Bangles talks supercars design, sex and money

Whether or not you’re a fan of Chris Bangle, the former BMW head of design has contributed significantly to where the company’s design is headed today. At the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the team at CarDesignNews had a chance to quickly ask Bangle a question. Instead of asking about what Bangle is up to now […]

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Chris Bangle: What BMW’s former head of design has been up to

After leaving BMW earlier this year, auto design guru Chris Bangle has been anything but idle. Bangle left the Bavarian automaker this past March after 16 years of service, and retreated to an old farmhouse in Piemonte, Italy where he has been enjoying life and focusing on his post-BMW life. Under contract as a ‘silent’ […]

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Report: Chris Bangle to start his own design studio

Now that Chris Bangle is no longer head of design at BMW, he plan on opening his own design studio. According to a report by Automotive News Europe, Klaus Draeger, BMW’s development head said that Bangle is “going to make his own dream come true. He’s going to open is own design studio.” The only […]

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Report: Bangle left BMW after not seeing eye-to-eye on Project i future

Like him or not, Chris Bangle, BMW Group’s design head has quit his job with the Munich automaker. It was reported that Bangle left “to pursue his own design-related endeavors beyond the auto industry.” Apparently, that’s not the case. According to BMW Blog, it was Project i, a new unit responsible for producing future minicars, […]

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BREAKING: Chris Bangle quits BMW and the auto industry

BMW Group’s (meaning BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce) design head Chris Bangle has quit his job at the German automaker. The decision to quit comes down as Bangle wants more time “to pursue his own design-related endeavors beyond the auto industry.” He leaves his spot in good hands with Adrian van Hooydonk, head of design for the […]

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