Jozef Kaban will be taking over as Rolls Royce's head designer as of April 1.
The 46-year-old Slovak designer, responsible for the Bugatti Veyron's aesthetics, previously served as the head of BMW's core brand design, with the German company developing multiple good looking cars during his reign. Kaban will now be specializing with Rolls Royce, a BMW subsidiary, as he looks to focus on a more specific role.
“I am delighted to announce that Jozef Kaban has been appointed Head of Design," Rolls Royce Motor Cars CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös announced, per BMWBLOG. "He is an exceptionally talented designer with a strong track record and a wide breadth of ability.
"It is testament to the success of our business that, as the world’s leading luxury house, we are able to attract the world’s very best design talent. This is an exciting time for our brand and I look forward to welcoming Jozef to the Rolls-Royce family.”
Kaban is quite the experienced car designer. As mentioned above, he designed the Veyron while working as Bugatti's head of design and also served in posts for Audi and Skoda.
He studied car and art design in Bratislava and London, earning himself a Master of Art in Car Design at the Royal College of Art in London.
This new position, though, will see him function as the head of what is arguably the most prestigious automotive brand in the industry. There's no doubting that he has what it takes to deliver the most luxurious of products to the Rolls Royce customer base, however.
"The Rolls-Royce Design Team creates outstanding motor cars and luxury objects. I am convinced that Jozef Kaban will guide this phenomenal team into a very bright future indeed.” BMW Group Chief Designer Adrian van Hooydonk says.
Kaban's tenure at BMW has seen the automakers produce some of their best work and now that he's about to take on a fresh project with Rolls Royce, we can't help but be intrigued.