Chris Bangle, the charismatic designer and ex-chief of design at BMW, attended the 2011 Geneva Motor Show and as usual, he made a stop at the BMW exhibit where he was seen cordially chatting with his former colleagues or employees.
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One of the most famous designers of all time, Bangle was equally innovative and controversial in his designs and terms like Bangle-butt or “Bangleized” were common among BMW fans or automotive journalists.
For undisclosed reasons, Bangle left BMW in February 2009 and was succeeded by his apprentice, Adrian Van Hooydonk. Since his departure, Bangle was said to be splliting his time between his Italian vineyard and teaching design at various universities.