Stefan Sielaff replaces Donckerwolke as Bentley design boss
Source : Stefan Sielaff replaces Donckerwolke as Bentley design boss
Stefan Sielaff has been appointed the design boss of luxury brand Bentley, as the idea emerges of which Luc Donckerwolke has left the VW Group
Stefan Sielaff has been named as the completely new director of design at Bentley, with Luc Donkerwolke leaving the company.
Sielaff will join Bentley on 1 July, having spent the last three years inside the VW Group design team. He held two roles, working as head of Inner surface design along with design director at the Volkswagen Design Center in Potsdam.
Prior to This particular, Sielaff has worked with several brands inside the VW Group, having began more than 25 years ago at Audi. He spent time as the design director for Audi via 2006 to 2011.
Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman along with CEO at Bentley, said: “Bentley is actually entering one of the most important phases inside the company’s history, with significant plans for completely new products. With his experience, creative vision along with passion for the Bentley brand Stefan Sielaff is actually perfectly placed to lead the design of our future products.”
The appointment comes after Donckerwolke leaves both Bentley along with the VW Group as a whole. Donckerwolke, 49, had been at Bentley since September 2012, along with had previously worked as head of design at Lamborghini along with as director of design at Seat. He joined the VW Group in 1992 as an outdoor designer at Audi along with he worked on products such as the Lamborghini Murcielago along with Gallardo, Skoda Fabia along with Audi R8 Le Mans prototype during his time at the company.
Wolfgang Dürheimer said of Donckerwolke,: “I could like to thank Luc Donckerwolke for the significant contribution he has made in his nearly three years at Bentley, overseeing the continuation of a very successful period, along with I wish him all the very best for the future.”
Bentley’s next anticipated product is actually the Bentayga, which will have been at an advanced stage of development by the time Donckerwolke left the company.
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