Currently reading: Rolls-Royce design boss Giles Taylor departs
Taylor oversaw design at the luxury car brand from 2012 and was responsible for the current Phantom and Cullinan, among others

Rolls-Royce’s head of design, Giles Taylor, has resigned from the company, with his successor yet to be announced by the Goodwood-based car manufacturer. 

Taylor had been head of design at the BMW-owned brand since 2012. Rolls-Royce said that he had departed to “pursue alternative business interests”. 

Taylor joined Rolls-Royce in 2011 as head of exterior design, having moved from the position of chief designer at Jaguar where he served for 14 years. Between 1992 and 1997 he worked a designer for Peugeot and Citroën. 

During his tenure at the helm of Rolls-Royce design he ushered in the brand's new identity, with the advent of the new Phantom and Cullinan marking a change in styling direction.

In a statement Rolls-Royce said it will announce Taylor’s successor in due course.

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V8 mechanic 1 April 2019

German cars lol

Blimey no need to insult the man or his hair style. The thing is, we don’t know what kind of constraints are placed on designers at Rolls Royce. I expect they are forced to follow a theme and taste had to go out of the window when a large percentage are aimed at Arabs who think ostentatious style is a requirement. As mentioned, look at Bentleys and Porsche suvs. And don’t tell me a Bugatti is stylish

lambo1 1 July 2018

Goodbye Taylor 

Goodbye Taylor 

Disapear into the ether like that other hideous designer Chris bangle of ugly bmw infamy 

That thing you called a rolls Royce sub should have gone with you as one of the ugliest cars in creation

Time for a quick redesign methinks

Gargae Man 28 June 2018

RR

My only question is,"how do you make a shipping container sized car look good"?

FMS 28 June 2018

Gargae Man wrote:

Gargae Man wrote:

My only question is,"how do you make a shipping container sized car look good"?

 

When you make the (none too accurate) comparison to a shipping container, do you actually mean the size of the container, or the shape?...given it is your only question and it is not clear, as has been pointed out.

FMS 28 June 2018

Gargae Man wrote:

Gargae Man wrote:

My only question is,"how do you make a shipping container sized car look good"?

 

When you make the (none too accurate) comparison to a shipping container, do you actually mean the size of the container, or the shape?...given it is your only question and it is not clear, as has been pointed out.

 

PS What does Gargae mean?.