Patrick le Quement wins EyesOn Design Lifetime Design Achievement Award
Former Renault design chief Patrick le Quement has been selected as the winner of the Lifetime Design Achievement Award given by given annually by the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology.
The Award is unique in that only previous winners of the award make the annual selection.
Previous winners include vehicle designers as Peter Schreyer, Wayne Cherry, Chris Bangle, Walter de Silva, Tom Gale, Giorgetto Giugiaro, Chuck Jordan, Robert Lutz, Shiro Nakamura, Sergio Pininfarina, Jack Telnack, Nuncio Bertone and Willie G. Davidson.
About Patrick le Quement
Patrick le Quement was born on February 4, 1945 in Marseille, France. He holds a BA Hons. degree in product design from Birmingham Institute of Art & Design and is a business administration graduate of Danbury Management Centre.
He started up a consultancy called Style International in 1967 and joined Ford in the UK in 1968 as a designer. At Ford he styled the Ford Cargo and helped design the influential Ford Sierra.
He went on to work at Volkswagen as director of corporate design in 1985.
He joined Renault in 1987 as vice president, corporate design. Appointed Senior Vice President, Quality and Corporate Design in 1995, he joined the Renault Management Committee in the same year. He has chaired the Joint Design Policy Group, a common Renault-Nissan design body, since it was founded in 1999.
At Renault, Patrick le Quement oversaw the design of the Twingo, Scenic, Espace III and IV, Laguna II, Kangoo, Megane II and many other production and concept cars.
He is now a consultant in industrial and strategic design and the co-founder of the Sustainable Design School in France.
(Source: eyesondesign.org, Renault)