Thu, 02 May 2019
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that Jozef Kabaň has been appointed head of design.
Kabaň, 46, is an experienced and talented designer, having spent the majority of his career at a senior level in the automotive industry. He joins Rolls-Royce Motor Cars from the BMW Group where he has been head of Design Studio BMW since 2017.
Passionate about car design and art from an early age, and with an obsession for detail, Kabaň completed his studies in Bratislava and London, concluding with a Master’s of Art in Car Design at the Royal College of Art in London. Aged just 20, Kabaň was one of the youngest ever designers to join the VW Group. He progressed rapidly, and in 1998 was awarded project lead for the Bugatti Veyron, for which he designed the exterior. He gained global recognition for the project, demonstrating his ability, even at this early stage in his career, to combine the automotive world with those of luxury and art.
He later worked with Audi AG and then Skoda Auto where he was recognised for revolutionising the manufacturer’s design ethos. He also maintained design responsibility for small volume projects, including limited and special editions and show cars.