Interview with Christian Labonte / Audi Design

At Design Miami/ Basel 2007 we met Christian Labonte of Audi Design. Christian Labonte has been responsible for the design strategy of carmaker Audi since 2004. Christian Labonte trained as a cabinet-maker before studying architecture in Düsseldorf and industrial design in Essen. He has received many international design awards for the products of the Audi brand. In this interview he talks about his job at Audi, the carmaker’s portfolio, the growing model range, design pre-development, the role of restrictions in the design process, the design of the new A5 / S5 and his favorite designers. Design Miami/ Basel, June 12, 2007.

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