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Huey Lee, Artistic Director, Mercedes-Benz Superior Design California

Huey Lee, Artistic Director, Mercedes-Benz Superior Design California


Huey Lee has the enviable place of not solely dwelling within the sunshine state, but additionally working for a design outpost that has constructed a popularity for creating numerous blue-sky ideas over the past 20 years.

Lee’s been with Mercedes-Benz since he graduated from the distinguished Artwork Middle School of Design over a decade in the past. He’s answerable for the F800 idea in addition to the second technology CLS, a mission which took him to Germany to finish, inflicting him to overlook the delivery of his first baby.

Having risen by means of the ranks, and following within the footsteps of world design boss Gorden Wagener, Lee went to work on devising proposals for the longer term Mercedes-Benz design language when he turned Artistic Director for the Mercedes-Benz Superior Design of North America, Daimler’s first design studio exterior Germany, in 2010. He was appointed to the function when his predecessor, Joel Piaskowski, left the corporate after little greater than a yr into the function.

Positioned in Carlsbad, California, the Superior Design studio — considered one of 5 operated by Daimler globally — incorporates design enter for superior and manufacturing car proposals, drawing inspiration from Southern California’s sturdy automobile tradition and its artistic, numerous and trendsetting setting. Mercedes’ US superior design outpost was first established in 1990 in Irvine, California, however moved to Carlsbad in 2008. The 34,000 sq-ft facility options 5 full-size plates, a full-service machine store, two milling machines, a paint store, a big outside viewing space and employs roughly 25 individuals.

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