• Feb 4, 2011
Jaguar has been on a design hot streak as of late, and Rolls-Royce wants in on the action. As Chief Designer for Jaguar, Giles Taylor played a major role in sculpting the exterior lines of the new XJ.
Rolls-Royce has been winning design awards for its most recent models, including a Red Dot: Best of 2010 for the Ghost. Adding Taylor as the Head of Exterior Design shows that Rolls is committed to maintaining a fresh perspective as it moves its vehicle lineup into the future. [Source: Rolls-Royce]
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ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS STRENGTHENS DESIGN TEAM

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has today announced that Giles Taylor has been appointed Head of Exterior Design. He will join the company from the beginning of April.

After his design studies in the United Kingdom, Taylor initially gathered experience in several international design roles. The 43 year-old Briton has spent the last 10 years as an executive designer in the British industry, acting as head of design for two model series at Jaguar. He fills a vacant position in the Rolls-Royce design team.

"Giles has a deep knowledge of emotive brands in the luxury segment and a proven track record. He will be a very valuable addition to the Rolls-Royce design team", said Ian Cameron, Chief Designer, Rolls‑Royce Motor Cars.

Adrian van Hooydonk, Head of BMW Group design, commented, "Giles brings with him exceptional design skills and a comprehensive understanding of British values and heritage that are so crucial to Rolls-Royce. His appointment will further strengthen the extraordinary Rolls-Royce team headed by Ian Cameron."

The Rolls-Royce design team has received several design accolades. The most recent was the "Red Dot: Best of the Best" Award in 2010 for the latest addition to the portfolio, Ghost. This award recognizes the high quality, groundbreaking design.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has recently announced record sales for 2010. Sustained demand for Phantom and the additional momentum of the Ghost resulted in sales growth of more than 170 per cent over 2009.


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      • 3 Years Ago
      As long as Ian Callum is still there then Jaguar is good. Any list on what designs he is responsible for?
        • 3 Years Ago
        I read the headline and through they were talking about Ian Callum. I was about to get salty. Callum is arguably one of the best designers in the field right now. He has quite a portfolio to be proud of.

        at Jaguar:
        2001 R-Coupe
        2003 R-D6
        2006 XK
        2008 XF
        2009 XJ

        at TWR Design:
        Aston Martin DB7
        Aston Martin Vanquish
        Nissan R390 GT1

        He isn't credited with designing any vehicles at Ford as he didn't head up the design department but he played a role in the Fiestas, Mondeos, RS200 and Escort RS Cosworth.