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    Report: Bangle urges auto design shakeup, says industry not innovating

    Controversial designer Chris Bangle, the man behind the notorious E65 BMW 7-Series "Bangle Butt," has some rather sharp criticism for the current crop of automotive designers in an upcoming full-length interview with Automotive News Europe. The preview, posted on Automotive News, details parts of ...

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    Official: Ex-BMW styling boss Chris Bangle gets Lifetime Achievement from Eyes On Design [w/video]

    Even to casual car enthusiasts, Chris Bangle needs no introduction. One of the most controversial designers of all time, the "Bangle Butt" redesign of the BMW 7 Series is still hotly debated even today. Introduced in 2002 during Bangle's tenure as chief designer at BMW, the E65 7 Series only ...

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    Chris Bangle may be the name most recently associated with BMW design, but he's just one of many men and women who have sketched and sculpted automobiles for Bayerische Motoren Werke. BMW enthusiast website has gone all the way back to the beginning of the brand, when a BMW was a ...

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    Report: Ex-BMW design boss Bangle writes book, launches contest

    Chris Bangle's latest novel idea is, in fact, an actual novel. The designer has penned fiction tome called Peter Teufel, A Tale of Car Design in 3 Parts. There's more to the work than Bangle laying out a potential future of transportation via the Teufel character's story. The prologue contains ...

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    Former BMW lightning rod Chris Bangle to receive Lifetime Design Achievement Award

    Chris Bangle has been awarded the 2012 Lifetime Design Achievement Award by the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology for his work in vehicle design. EyesOn Design calls on past award winners to vote for the yearly recipient, and this year's jurors included names like Walter de'Silva, Sergio ...

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    Video: Chris Bangle on supercars

    Regardless of where you stand on Chris Bangle's contribution to BMW design, the man possesses a unique insight on the state of automotive design today. The guys at Car Design News recently got the chance to catch up with Bangle at the Geneva Motor Show, and rather than ask him about whether or ...

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    Flame-Surfaced Computers? Chris Bangle reportedly signs deal with Samsung

    Chris Bangle, the controversial former head of BMW design, has joined forces with Samsung to oversee the design of notebooks and phones. Bangle, you may recall, left BMW in 2009 after 17 years to focus on his own design projects. According to Samsung, Bangle is operating as an outside influence on ...

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    Video: Chris Bangle hassles Saab designer Jason Castriota over PhoeniX concept

    Chris Bangle and Jason Castriota discuss Saab PhoeniX – Click above to watch video after the jump
    In the left corner, from Wausau, Wisconsin, we have Christopher "Flames are Surfacing" Bangle. In the right, from the mean streets of Greenwich, Connecticut, stands Jason "Let Me Out of My ...

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    Video: Documentary provides a peek into the mind of controversial designer Chris Bangle

    Inframe interviews Chris Bangle – Click above to watch video after the jump
    If you've ever wondered how former BMW design guru Chris Bangle's mind works, you're in luck. Inframe has rolled out a special documentary on the man behind some of the more controversial design elements in the BMW ...

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    Is Chris Bangle headed back to Fiat?

    Now here's a juicy rumor. Word on the web is that Chris Bangle may be looking to step back into the auto-design mainstream by revisiting one of his former employers. Don't expect new BMW models to be wearing any of the guy's influences though. From what we understand from our Google Translator, ...

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    The on Autoblog with Paul Eisenstein

    Where have all the mavericks gone? When he hands in his office keys a few days from now, General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz will begin an oft-delayed retirement that was originally set to begin shortly after the ill-fated "merger of equals" between Daimler and Chrysler. His decision to rejoin ...

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    CAR catches up with designer Chris Bangle - Will he resurface after March 2010?

    There's little question Chris Bangle is one of the greatest designers of his generation. His cars were rarely pretty, but their influence resonated around the automotive world like a pipe bomb in an echo chamber. Much like cutting edge graphic design is born inside art school graduate schools ...

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    Former BMW designer Chris Bangle to open own studio?

    For those who have been wondering when and where lightning-rod designer Chris Bangle will surface again, Automotive News has some scuttlebutt for you. According to the industry publication, the controversial BMW stylist has some plans of his own – for a new design studio.While Bangle has not ...

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    Geneva Preview: BMW 5 Series GT Concept breaks out!

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the BMW 5 Series Gran Touring Concept
    It's been several years in the making, but BMW's plan to expand their inroads further into the "lifestyle" market appears ready to finally bear fruit. Looking something like a ground-bound X6 that's missed a few collagen ...

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    Bangle rumored to resign over Project i

    Earlier this week, the automobile world was shocked with news that BMW Design Chief Chris Bangle was not only retiring from his duties at BMW, but leaving the auto realm entirely. Say what you want about the direction that Bangle took BMW styling, but there's no evidence that the automaker wanted ...

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    Other Perspectives: Chris Bangle - The man who saved BMW?

    Chris Bangle, who left BMW earlier this week to move "beyond the automobile," did not create the butt that bears his name – Adrian van Hooydonk did. But most importantly, Bangle did not stand behind that butt; he stood in front of it. It was Bangle's vision for not just BMW, but for ...

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    BREAKING: Chris Bangle quits BMW, auto industry

    You won't have Chris Bangle to kick around anymore. The BMW Group design chief famously (or infamously, depending on your point of view) took BMW styling in a radical new direction beginning with the 2002 7-Series, a car that featured the extremely controversial "Bangle Bustle," and then really ...

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    BMW influencing low-cost housing with GINA Concept?

    The BMW GINA Light Visionary Model was not only about doing more with your car, it was about multiplying the concept of what kind of object a car could be. BMW's design chief ,Chris Bangle, the man behind the BMW GINA Concept, was a recent guest professor at the Harvard University Graduate School ...

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    2010 BMW Z4 moons the camera

    We're waiting with bated breath for the December 15 unveiling of the all-new BMW Z4, but as we inch closer to Z-day we're getting a clearer picture of how the redesigned roadster will look. On Wednesday we caught a glimpse of the Z4 that revealed much smoother, very un-Bangle-looking side panels. ...

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    IED students imagine a pod-shaped BMW in 2015

    Click above image for more IED concepts in high-res While we certainly don't expect BMW to make such drastic design changes to its lineup within this decade, third-year students at the Turin-based IED (istituto Europeo di Design) were asked to interpret what the German automaker's automobiles would ...


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