BMW appoints Mini cabin designer as head of interiors for BMW
6 April 2009

BMW has appointed Marc Girard as its new head of interior design.

Girard previously held a similar position at Mini, where he was responsible for the cabin of the second-generation 'new' Mini and the Mini Clubman.

He has worked for the BMW group for 15 years, and is also credited with developing the interior of the BMW 1-series.

“I am pleased to be able to assume this responsibility and to create this crucial interface within the development process together with the entire BMW interior design team,” said Girard.

BMW design chief Adrian van Hooydonk had effectively been in temporary charge of interior, as well as exterior, design following the death of former head of interior design Michael Ninic last year.

“During his time with the BMW Group, Marc Girard consistently demonstrated his ability to understand and press ahead not only with his business, but also BMW's design philosophy,” said van Hooydonk.

Mark Tisshaw

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