Finding Design Inspiration

Sonja Vandenberk is Chief Designer, Colour and Material, Ford of Europe, a position she has held since October 2013.

In this role Vandenberk works with a team of 18 designers based in Germany and the U.K., creating the next generation of exterior colour and material applications for Ford cars and future Vignale products.

“I find inspiration everywhere. It’s about keeping eyes open, ears open, sometimes listening to music and at other times immersing yourself in pure silence,” Vandenberk explained. “At the same time I do look for inspiration through blogs, magazines and exhibitions. I’m a pretty down to earth person. Sure, design is about inspiration but even more importantly, it’s about making it happen.”

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One thought on “Finding Design Inspiration

  • August 29, 2017 at 8:56 am

    It's a seat, a chair, get over it.  You want to express some original design?  How about doing something about the exterior first and worry about the seats later.  The car should be beautiful, the seats should be functional, instead you make the car exterior functional and waste your time making a beautiful seat.  You can put the craziest seat you want in the car and it will still look like something a soccer-mom would drive.


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