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Chris Bangle: A disruptive mind

Chris Bangle leaves BMW after 16 years as head of design.

His BMW 7 Series provoked enormous reactions when shown for the first time and Time magazine mentions this car as one of the ugliest ever.

At the same time, he completely redesigned BMW style and his name became part of the automotive lexicon: a “Bangle butt” is a tail with an extra layer of metal on the trunk.

Here are some of his creations:

  • New Mini design


  • Gina, the car with a body of seamless fabric stretched over a metal frame:

Referring to it, he says:  “the GINA philosophy is about: being flexible, thinking flexible, acting flexible, context over dogma“!!!

For sure a very disruptive mind!