Chris Bangle on the future of cars and design

Automotive Design 25 Oct 2011
Chris Bangle on the future of cars and design

iFly Magazine has published a video interview with Chris Bangle, where he speaks about his work at BMW and his vision for the future of cars and design.


The interview was filmed at the headquarters of Bangle‘s own company Chris Bangle Associates, located in a farm in the Langhe area of Piedmont, northern Italy.

Below we report the full version of the interview (8 minute long), where former BMW design director speaks about the BMW brand, design and the future of cars.

The video was published by iFly Magazine, an online travel magazine owned by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines which features videos and stories about the most colorful destinations and inspiring people.

(Source: iFly Magazine)

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  1. Anton Alexandrovich Koryagin
    29/10/2011

    – Here so it turns out Chris that; these models of cars have been drawn for the first time by me (in 1986 – 90), and (as the author-designer of these cars) – received the salary you, instead of I!
    I don’t blame whom for it because I gave the sketches – all who about it asked me.
    I have simply seen then that to me such attention is shown by BMW firm (that they do cars under my sketches) – and certainly I very much rejoiced to it and have been happy and inspired by this trust. And in hope that again will listen to me and willingly will add my ideas to the arsenal BMW – I sent them the ideas on the address of firm of BMW, but for the clear reasons to me have refused – as the firm of BMW doesn’t wish to have what that of the relation with fans (like me) which besides from other country – Russia. * – I consider that in this situation who not the rights and who isn’t guilty, and is simple so it has turned out =/ ** – Вот так получается Chris, что; эти модели автомобилей были впервые нарисованы мной (в 1986 – 90) , а зарплату (как автор-дизайнер этих автомобилей) – получал ты, а не я !
    Я не виню ни кого в этом потому, что я сам дарил свои наброски – всем кто меня об этом просил..
    Я просто увидел тогда, что ко мне такое внимание проявляет фирма BMW (тем, что они делают автомобили по моим эскизам) – и конечно я очень радовался этому и был счастлив и вдохновлён этим доверием.. И в надежде, что меня опять выслушают и охотно возьмут мои идеи на вооружение BMW – я слал им свои идеи на адрес фирмы BMW, но по понятным причинам мне отказали – так как фирма BMW не желает иметь какие то отношения с любителями (вроде меня) которые к тому же из другой страны – России. *- Я считаю, что в этой ситуации ни кто не прав, и ни кто не виноват, а просто так получилось =/

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