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2012-09-14 13:04

KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY: Luc Donckerwolke has been announced as the new head designer for luxury marque Bentley.

Bentley Motors has announced Luc Donckerwolke as its new director of design. Donckerwolke succeeds Dirk van Braeckel who moves to Volkswagen Group design.

Donckerwolke joins Bentley from his role as head of advanced design for Volkswagen Group. He joined the Volkswagen Group in 1992 as an exterior designer for Audi and has subsequently worked for a range of brands including Lamborghini, SEAT and Skoda.

His most renowned work is from Lamborghini which includes the award-winning designs of the Murcielago and Gallardo.

VOLKSWAGEN MAN

Walter de Silva, Volkswagen Group's design director, said: “Luc Donckerwolke brings a wealth of design talent to Bentley. His extensive experience makes him the ideal person to take forward Bentley’s future design language, at a time when the company has significant plans for new models.

“I would like to thank Dirk van Braeckel for the significant contribution he has made to Bentley. He has overseen the evolution of the Bentley brand and the development of the new generation Continental family and the flagship Mulsanne. I look forward to him joining the team at Volkswagen Group design.”

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