Bentley announced that its current designer Luc Donckerwolcke left the company and that his place will be taken by Stefan Sielaff, the man who heads the interior design of the Volkswagen Group and former chief designer at Audi.
Bentley prepares for one of the most important periods in its history. The British manufacturer will launch its first SUV and prepare a number of other models that support success story.
In this context, officials in Crewe are forced to quickly announce the appointment of a new chief designer after Donckerwolcke Luc, former leader of the design department, announced that it leaves the English brand and the Volkswagen Group, only three years after appointment.
His place will be taken by Donckerwolcke Stefan Sielaff from 1 July 2015. Sielaff is currently director of interior design Volkswagen Group, a position he will retain and continue. Luc Donckerwolcke three years led Bentley design department.
Sielaff‘s career within the conglomerate VAG start 25 years ago when he accepted a job in the Audi. Also for Audi became design director in 2006, responsible for a department of 350 creative people who worked full range and Audi all concepts in a decade.