S02 EP02: California Design Gold Rush

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Andre was one of the first to take the step from the old to the new world, leaving Germany to pursue his career in California. Get insights into his journey and insights in our new episode.

SE01:EP03 - Diversity in exterior design teams

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Anne Forschner, BMW New Class InCar & NonCar Experiences at BMW, and Martin Groschwald, CEO of Konzepthaus delve deeper into the topic of diversity in exterior design teams.

Anne shares her journey as one of the few female exterior designers in the industry. She looks at why there's still a gender gap in exterior design compared to other disciplines such as UX and interiors, due to the competitive nature of this niche.

Tune in to find out why diverse teams are crucial to shaping the future of automotive design and how we can encourage more women to pursue careers in the field.

SE01:EP02 - Authentic leadership: Becoming a role model

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Claudia recounts her remarkable journey navigating a male-dominated industry, discussing challenges such as the lack of female mentors and balancing career aspirations with societal stereotypes around motherhood. As a role model for her children, her team and women in the industry, she candidly shares her struggles to establish her leadership style while remaining authentic amidst professional pressures.

Drawing on her experiences in German and Swedish car design companies, she highlights the influence of Swedish culture on her leadership approach.

SE01:EP01 - A generational shift in mindset and female leadership

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Amy Frascella, former Materiality Director at Jaguar & Land Rover talks about her journey in the automotive design world, navigating a heavily male-dominated industry. From adapting to a non-inclusive environment early in her career to witnessing a shift in leadership mindset, Amy shares personal insights on communicating and collaborating at the executive level, overcoming stereotypes, and finding mentors for personal growth. Join us as she discusses her challenges in evolving automotive design departments.

EP 68: How Infrastructure and Design shape the Future of our Spaces - moderated by Chris Bangle

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The cityscapes and the environment are changing rapidly. Digital influences and new designs are shaping a new image of a modern metropolis.
This is about exploring how design reacts to these changes and how it affects the vehicles around us. The panel is hosted by BMW Designer Chris Bangle and presented by KONZEPTHAUS GmbH, partner of the IAA Conference.

EP 65: Design Mobility Solutions - moderated by Martin Groschwald

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A modern automobile no longer just gets us from A to B. A wide range of comfort functions, entertainment offerings, communication interfaces and digital services are at the heart of the driving experience. The car has long since matured into an interactive everyday companion. Vehicle designers are paving the way.

About this podcast

Launched in 2018, Gestalten has grown to become the authority podcast on automotive design.

Special guests include industry leaders from the world’s largest manufacturers and mobility design pioneers who are pushing boundaries to shape the future of transportation. Listen to live reviews from the show floors of the world’s biggest auto shows, and learn about the design philosophies and career paths of the industry’s top designers and engineers.

by Konzepthaus Consulting GmbH


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