Aston Martin Creative Boss Inducted into ‘DESIGNBEST’ Hall of Fame
Aston Martin EVP and Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman has won the “DESIGNBEST 2017” accolade at AUTOBEST 2018 – the annual pan-European car awards ceremony that this year held its 17th edition at a special gala event in Austria’s Salzburg.
The award means Reichman will now be appointed to the organisations’s “DESIGNBEST Hall of Fame”. Previous inductees include the likes of Fabrizio Giugiaro, Jaguar’s Ian Callum, and Kia’s Peter Schreyer.
Voted by automotive journalists from over 30 European countries, Reichman is one of the most prominent car designers in the world, having designed some of Aston Martin’s most notable models including the DB10, built exclusively for James Bond, the DB11, the latest in the DB bloodline, and the new Vantage.
“You have a great responsibility when you are a designer at a marque such as Aston Martin. Design has to change the visual landscape but represent, wholeheartedly, the brand. We are designing traditional GTs, a revolutionary front-engined sports car, an SUV, luxury residences in Miami and a state–of-the-art submersible – I don’t think there is a better place to be a designer,” said Reichman upon accepting his reward (pictured above).
“Entering this one of a kind Hall of Fame, reserved only for the best car designers, Reichman receives a European recognition for his outstanding job at the British car manufacturer,” added jury chairman, Dan Vardie. “The designer of some of the most iconic cars of the last decade, including some for James Bond, is one of the most talented and influential of our time. He has made a remarkable contribution to the evolution of Aston Martin brand from a ‘pure luxury car’ to a luxury brand, offering many products, services and experiences.”