Chris Bangle

The American automobile designer Chris Bangle first made a name for himself as Chief of Design for BMW, where his work arguably reshaped the design of all modern cars. In 2009 he left BMW and quit the whole automotive industry. Until he came back, that is. 2017 marked an audacious return to the car design world with the new REDS electric vehicle, which is being manufactured by Chinese car company REDSPACE. Bangle’s work on REDS has already raised a lot of eyebrows with its futuristic feel. The new car is intended to cater to the rapidly expanding electric vehicle market in China, and Bangle’s vision may again set the tone for the next generation of automotive design.

Age: 61

Twitter: @projectredspace

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