Chris Bangle talks REDS, a completely new kind of automobile

I met Chris Bangle many many years ago at the start of my career as he gave a passionate speech at the Design Museum in London on car design and the future of transport. And it has been completely fascinating following his thoughts through our marathon conversations – seeing his projects at BMW come alive, and now witnessing his work and ideas develop further through his independent consultancy. He is one of a handful of contemporary car designers who has a broader, more avant-garde take on things.

In a candid interview with him this week, the maverick designer argues for the pressing need to break away from the conventional rules and formulas of car design, as he talks through his latest project REDS, an electric vehicle for Chinese megacities that offers an ‘intellectual discourse, not a collection of tired design dogmas’.

Read my article in Wallpaper* or take a look at the full interview in Forbes Life.

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