Inteview with Tamatani: How to design a Mazda
Mazda design chief Tamatani says cars “must send a stong message”
[…] I tracked down Mazda’s chief designer, Akira Tamatani, to find out if he goes about his business in the same free-spirited way as the rest of his colleagues. All the signs were promising; this is a man who started his career working on the Bongo commercial vehicle, and moved on to the Mazda 323 and Xedos 9, before more recently taking more recent responsibility for the Mazda 2, 3 and 6. And, sure enough, he didn’t disappoint.