Rolls Royce has announced Jozef Kaban as its new Head of Design. Kaban has been the head designer at BMW since 2017. Domagoj Dukec, head of BMW i and BMW M design, will become responsible for the entire BMW brand as of April 1.
Kaban is an experienced designer that has worked in the past for the VW Group. In fact the 46-year old Slovak became one of the youngest designers ever to join VW at age 20. He was soon named project lead for the Bugatti Veyron, for which he penned the exterior.
His success led him to a number of Head of Exterior roles, first in Audi and then in Skoda, where he’s credited with the Czech brand’s latest design language. Kaban’s creations include the Skoda Octavia, Fabia and Kodiaq, as well as the VW Lupo and Seat Arosa.
“He is an exceptionally talented designer with a strong track record and a wide breadth of ability,” said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce. “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.”
“The Rolls-Royce Design Team creates outstanding motor cars and luxury objects,” added Adrian van Hooydonk, Chief Designer, BMW Group. “I am convinced that Jozef Kaban will guide this phenomenal team into a very bright future indeed.”