Designer MERCEDES, VOLVO chief designer now working for LADA

STEVE MATTIN — Steve Mattin from October 01, is the newest member of the team of AvtoVAZ, the chief designer of the company.


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Igor Komarov, president of AvtoVAZ, "I met Steve at the Geneva motor show six months ago. I believe that the cooperation of the largest car factory in Russia and world-class designer — an important component of success. Our team is now able to realize the ambitious goals that put the shareholders. "

Steve Mattin was born in England (Bedford / Bedford) October 29, 1964, in 1987 he graduated from Coventry (Lancaster) University for the course "industrial designer — vehicles."

17 years working for Mercedes-Benz, then embodied in the cars' true Swedish design "as the chief designer of Volvo Car Corporation. Considers machine "sculptures on wheels."

Mattin joined DaimlerChrysler in 1987 as a young designer, and in 1997 the market goes Mercedes A-Class — a small city car, the exterior design is fully developed them. For this project, Steve Mattin became the designer of the year (according to the magazine Autocar).

In 1998, Mercedes is S-Class, which created the exterior Steve Mattin.

In 2001, Steve Mattin became a senior design manager of the company and switches to work with "big machines" that are so appreciated and loved in Russia. Another vehicle, the author of which was the exterior design Steve Mattin Mercedes SL-Class.

In 2005, the company brings to market Mercedes ML-Class and GL-Class. Steve Mattin is completely responsible for the design of these vehicles.

From 2005 to 2009. Steve Mattin works vice-president of design director, a member of the Board of Volvo Car Corporation. He played an important role in creating a successful and well-known Russian models like Volvo S60, V60 (2010) and XC60 (2008).

"I hope that working with a team of AvtoVAZ — partner company Alliance Renault-Nissan — give me the opportunity to design one of the core values of the brand LADA. Our first step — the opening of the design studio of AvtoVAZ in Moscow in the fall, "- Steve Mattin.

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