Design Dictatorships

Speaking of design dictatorships, Gerd Hildebrand, chief designer of the Mini, on the new Mini Clubman:

“It was design by dictatorship,”
clarified the somewhat autocratic Mini chief designer, Gerd Hildebrand.
“All else, this marketing, these focus groups, what have you, is
bullshit.”

Heh, ya gotta love it. (via Metacool).

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