What started off as a rumor, it might in fact turn into reality. Chris Bangle, still the Chief Designer at BMW until the end of this month, is going to pursue his own design-related endeavors.
When the news of him resigning from BMW broke out, we mentioned that according to our sources, he will be looking at opening his own design studio, but still work closely with BMW. Most likely the studio will focus on non-automotive designs, due to non-disclosure agreements signed by him.
In a recent press conference Dr. Klaus Draeger said Bangle is “going to make his own dream come true. He’s going to open his own design studio.” There have been also a rumor that Bangle will be going into the wine-making business. , one of his long-time dreams.
It will be quite exciting to see Mr. Bangle opening a car design studio, similar to Gordon Murray, one of the chief architects of the McLaren F1 who recently opened his own design shop. I believe by having his own team and studio, Mr. Bangle would be able to apply his design ideas with no restrictions and we know that he is a man of vision.