Giles Taylor will join Rolls-Royce from the beginning of April and will report to the company’s chief designer Ian Cameron and to Head of BMW Group design Adrian van Hooydonk.
Taylor is currently chief exterior designer at Jaguar, where he’s been working for 10 years. Among the projects developed under is direction are the new XJ and the XK models.
Below we report a video interview with Giles Taylor by Tamara Warren from Gotryke.com, where the designer talks about his background, design approach and the Jaguar XJ.
From the official Press Release:
“Giles has a deep knowledge of emotive brands in the luxury segment and a proven track record. He will be a very valuable addition to the Rolls-Royce design team”, said Ian Cameron, Chief Designer, RollsRoyce Motor Cars.
Adrian van Hooydonk, Head of BMW Group design, commented, “Giles brings with him exceptional design skills and a comprehensive understanding of British values and heritage that are so crucial to Rolls-Royce. His appointment will further strengthen the extraordinary Rolls-Royce team headed by Ian Cameron.”
This is really nice. I love his sketching style. Simple and explicit.