Car Chat Podcast: Niels Van Roij | Automotive Design and Coachbuilding
Niels (@nielsvanroijdesign) is an automotive designer and coachbuilder specialising in bespoke products for wealthy clients.
Niels (@nielsvanroijdesign) is an automotive designer and coachbuilder specialising in bespoke products for wealthy clients. One of his more famous designs is a Tesla Model S shooting brake but he has worked on quite a few cool projects. We discuss automotive design, photography, making cars look "Right" and much much more. Thoroughly enjoyed this chat with Niels. You can find the audio podcast here:
Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/carchatapple
Niels' website: https://nielsvanroij.com/
Hope you enjoy,
0:00 Your journey
6:35 = What do you learn studying industrial design?
6:48 = Designing a London taxi
11:50 = Having a fresh perspective
15:57 = The Porsche Cayenne
20:37 = There is so much happening in the industry right now
21:08 = Why would you go back to study at the RCA when you've already got a job in design?
26:19 = What is coachbuilding in 2020?
28:48 = The Breadvan Homage
34:35 = The Rolls Royce Shooting Brake
41:40 = It becomes about more than the car
49:58 = How do you stop a car looking like a concept car
55:52 = What's your favourite bit of new design?
59:28 = Mclaren Senna, what went wrong?
1:10:30 = You must get a high amount of job satisfaction
1:14:10 = Car Photography (and tiny things that mess it up)
1:18:14 = Good photography vs bad and bad press shots
1:22:20 = Cars need an environment
1:24:00 = Cars are not cows
1:32:35 = Adventum Coupe
1:36:20 = Making a car with a singular message
1:38:49 = 5 Questions