Chinese automaker BYD has recruited two famous designers who had worked for Ferrari and Mercedes-Benz. This was revealed at company’s annual business meeting on the 17th of February 2019.
One of designers is JuanMa López, who is a former head of exterior design at Ferrari. He has joined BYD as global exterior design director in last November 2018. Aside from the career at BYD and Ferrari, he has previously worked at Seat as head of interior design, at Audi AG as interior design manager and at Automobili Lamborghini as head of interior design & components.
JuanMa López reportedly got involved in the design of such super car models as the Ferrari 488, the LaFerrari, the Ferrari 458, the Ferrari Portofino as well as the Ferrari 812 Superfast. Besides, his works also include the Lamborghini Aventador, the Lamborghini Miura concept, the Lamborghini Murcielago GT, the Lamborghini Gallardo, the Audi Allroad Quattro concept and the Audi Concept S, etc.
The other designer Michele Jauch-Paganetti takes the post of chief interior design director at BYD. Before joining BYD, he was employed by Mercedes-Benz as the head of the design center in Italy, delivering masterpieces of the interior design for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the C-Class.
Since 2017, former Audi Group chief designer Wolfgang Egger, has taken charge as Director Design and Development of BYD and has since spearheaded in creating globally recognized models. He also created BYD’s new signature front-end design called “Dragon Face” which is carried on the entire BYD model range.