After working as a Senior Designer since 2009, Robert Melville has been named as the new Chief Designer at McLaren Automotive. A press release issued by the manufacturer today described the new appointment, stating that the 37 year old brings over a decade of design experience covering a wide range of projects to the position.
“Over the past few years, Rob has been heavily involved in shaping the current visual identity of the McLaren brand,” said Design Director Frank Stephenson in the release. “McLaren operates from the dynamic haute-couture end of the industry and our customers continue to stimulate us from the design and product perspectives, and Rob brings a strong skill set and great enthusiasm to the team.”
A 2003 graduate of the Royal College of the Arts, where he studied Automotive Design, Melville has assisted in creating the designs for the P1, 650S and the yet-to-be-released Sports Series, or, as it’s called internally, the P13.
“I am very honoured with this recognition and look forward to turning our future vision work into reality,” he said in the release. “McLaren has always innovated with class-leading performance and breathtaking design and I am convinced the look of our upcoming cars, including the Sports Series, will continue to electrify.”
We would like to congratulate Melville and McLaren on this wonderful new advancement, and look forward to seeing their new strides forward.