Rolls-Royce has appointed Anders Warming as Director of Design. The 48-year old Danish, who graduated in Major Transport Design at the ArtCenter College of Design, Vevey, Switzerland and Pasadena, USA, will join the company on July 1.
With almost 20 years in senior positions at different companies, including the Head of Design at MINI and Exterior Chief Designer at BMW, Warming has also worked for Borgward and Volkswagen.
In the past, he contributed to the exterior design of the third generation MINIs, as well as the second generation X3 and the 5-Series, 6-Series and Z4. He also worked under Chris Bangle when he ran the BMW Design Division.
“It is with great pleasure that I welcome a person with the depth of experience and creativity of Anders Warming to the Rolls-Royce family. As our Director of Design, he will have a key role in defining our future aesthetic direction and realizing our clients’ dreams and aspirations”, said CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos. “Anders joins us as we move forward to full electrification of our brand, which will shape Rolls-Royce for decades to come. He will face the challenge of upholding the fundamental design principles of Sir Henry Royce himself, which have guided us for over 100 years.”
Speaking about his new position, Warming said: “It is a tremendous privilege and a humbling experience to be asked to take up this role. I am personally thrilled to be joining Rolls-Royce and am fully committed to the challenges presented by this great and historic brand, as it moves into the future.”