Renault – Hired Gilles Vidal in the team of the design group

Continue to the “purchasing campaign” triggered by the settlement of Luca De Meo on the command bridge of the Renault. The French group has announced today the hiring of Gilles Vidal, former director of design for Peugeot: the announcement comes just a few days away from taking another major “pencil”, Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, the former head of style to the Seat.

It widens the team. Starting next November, Vidal will be part of the team led by Laurens van den Acker, who expressed appreciation for the engagement of the 47-year-old designer in the output from the PSA: “We are excited to welcome Gilles Vidal,” said the number one Style of Renault, emphasizing the experience and the capacity of the link in the create strong brands and attractive in terms of design.

A career between the rivals. Vidal was director of Design at Peugeot from 2010 to present, working on a complete transformation of the aesthetic to the French brand and the positioning of some of the models, in particular the 3008 and 508. He graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Vevey, Switzerland, has spent his entire career in the PSA group beginning in 1996, the Citroën, before moving to Peugeot in 2009. In his place, in the past few days, the French House has appointed Matthias Hossann as the new design director.

Source: Quattroruote.en – Edited by Anthon K.