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.

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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:

Spotify: http://bit.ly/carchatpodcast

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/carchatapple

Niels' website: https://nielsvanroij.com/

Hope you enjoy,

Sam

Show Notes:

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

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