Chris Bangle has left his job position as Design director at BMW, it looks like he is moving on a new personal development not yet specified.
I hope that Chris Bangle will remain in the automobile Design business because this world still needs him, on internet i read a lot of “sorry” comments on blogs and websites. There is a big part of public that recognizes the “flame Bangle signature” on BMW cars as an important Design statement that influenced a lot of other car designs and became a sort of new philosophy.
Chris in Fiat already started to apply his philosophical method about car Design and thanks to it we had (I was there at that time) the Fiat Downtown concept, Fiat Coupé, Fiat Barchetta, Fiat Bravo Brava …etc. etc.
In BMW, as the big big boss, he had the time to plan a real development of his philosophy that became also more mature. In 15 years the BMW’s cars have changed a lot and the time demonstrated that Bangle was right (at the beginning not very well accepted) in adopting his Design philosphy.
This blog wishes the best to Chris Bangle for his new future and Design adventure hoping to see him soon as the new big man in a new car Design studio.
News via http://jalopnik.com/5145161/chris-bangle-quits-bmw-auto-industry
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