“How can you think freely if you already know everything?” With this question, Marco Pavone leaps from his skateboard. “I am a car guy, but I don’t take inspiration from cars. More from life: sport, architecture, landscapes, shapes – like this skateboard here, or cool trainers.” He smiles, adding: “Keeping your mind clear for the job is an intelligent approach.” The Head of Volkswagen Exterior Design mounts his skateboard again, just as dynamically as he jumped off, and takes it for a spin. The skate park is still empty, the first rays of the sun are just starting to break through. Marco is in high spirits.
“I sometimes think:
Wow, we’re designing the future!”
At Volkswagen, designing a new model always involves a large team. That was no different in the case of the new Golf: designers from a diverse range of disciplines helped to shape the car and contributed to the design of the Golf with their own individual skills, experience and passions. We spent a day with two such designers, discovering what moves them, what inspires them, and what drives them. “People shaping the Golf”, part 2 – Koukou Nian and Marco Pavone on the road in Wolfsburg.