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Bentley design chief quits, to be replaced by VW Design Director

Bentley design chief quits, to be replaced by VW Design Director image

Text: Anton Andres / Photos: Bentley | posted June 05, 2015 13:07

Design Director Luc Donckerwolke resigns after three years

After a three year stint with Bentley, Design Director Luc Donckerwolke resigns his post to Audi Design Director Stefan Sielaff. Donckerwolke's notable designs include the Lamborghini Murcialago, Lamborghini Gallardo and the Bentley Flying Spur.

Wolfgang Dürheimer, Chairman and CEO at Bentley Motors, said: ““I would like to thank Luc Donckerwolke for the significant contribution he has made in his nearly three years at Bentley, overseeing the continuation of a very successful period, and I wish him all the very best for the future.”

Stefan Sielaff 

Stefan Sielaff is currently the Head of Volkswagen Group Interior Design and Design Director at Volkswagen Design Center Potsdam. He will be working under Walter de Silva, Director of Volkswagen Group Design. Sielaff started out as an intern for Audi in 1984 and completed his course in 1990. He then became part of the interior design team and became the Head of Interior Design for the company. In 2006, he became Head of Audi Design and his notable designs include the Audi A1 and Audi A7.

“Bentley is entering one of the most important phases in the company’s history, with significant plans for new models. With his experience, creative vision and passion for the Bentley brand Stefan Sielaff is perfectly placed to lead the design of our future models.”