Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced the appointment of Jozef Kaba? as the company’s Head of Design.
Kaba?, 46, is an experienced and talented designer, having spent the majority of his career at a senior level in automotive design. Kaba? joins Rolls-Royce Motor Cars from the BMW Group where he has been Head of Design Studio BMW since 2017. Passionate about car design and art from an early age, and with an obsession for detail, Kaba? completed his studies in Bratislava and London, concluding with a Master of Art in Car Design at the Royal College of Art in London. Aged just 20, Kaba? was one of the youngest ever designers to join the VW Group. He progressed rapidly, and in 1998 he was awarded project lead for the Bugatti Veyron, for which he designed the exterior.
He gained global recognition for the design, demonstrating his ability, even at this early stage in his career, to combine the automotive world with those of luxury and art. His success led to a desire to continue broadening his experience in the automotive field, leading to Head of Exterior roles, first at Audi AG and then at Skoda Auto. At Skoda, he was recognized for revolutionizing the manufacturer’s design ethos, significantly influencing the design and emotion of the brand through a broad range of models. Throughout this period of his career, he also maintained design responsibility for small volume projects, including limited and special editions and show cars.
Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said, “I am delighted to announce that Jozef Kaba? has been appointed Head of Design. He is an exceptionally talented designer with a strong track record and a wide breadth of ability. It is testament to the success of our business that, as the world’s leading luxury house, we are able to attract the world’s very best design talent.” He continued, “This is an exciting time for our brand and I look forward to welcoming Jozef to the Rolls-Royce family.”
Adrian van Hooydonk, Chief Designer, BMW Group, commented, “The Rolls-Royce Design Team creates outstanding motor cars and luxury objects. I am convinced that Jozef Kaba?will guide this phenomenal team into a very bright future indeed.” Kaba? will be based at the company’s design studios in Goodwood, West Sussex and Munich.