Why chief designer Jozef Kaban must leave Volkswagen

Why chief designer Jozef Kaban must leave Volkswagen


VW Kabaň designer with concept car ID.Life

The Slovak architect will be transferred within the group after only 30 months.

(Photo: Volkswagen AG)

Dusseldorf A quick goodbye VWChief architect Jozef Kabaň, whom VW announced on Tuesday, initially appeared friendly. Slovakian will be appointed Creative Director Volkswagen. Andreas Mindt, previously Head of Design at Bentley, will take on the role of Chief Designer of the Volkswagen brand from February. Kabaň has shown “that design is more than the style of individual models,” according to the statement.

If you ask among Kabaň’s companions, it seems different. There is talk of the “release” of the designer. And from the “tear rope” that the boss of the VW brand Thomas Schäfer had to pull. Kabaň should develop a similar design language at VW. That didn’t work, according to Wolfsburg.

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