Automotive Design Consultancy
From first sketch to final digital imprint with A-class surface definition, our process is shaped by automotive industry rigour – and propelled by the fuel of brand. Our clients range from OEMs to design houses in the automotive field as well as in other sectors. Design creativity – born from strategy.
Design fit for Life. Desires decoded.
Originally from Basel, raised in France and a graduate from the prestigious Art Center College of Design/ Europe in La Tour-de-Peilz by Montreux, Stéphane Schwarz started his career in automotive design in Italy at Pininfarina in 1990, where he designed a number of concepts, among which the 1992 Ethos spider. He also dedicated himself to various projects in the marine, aerospace and public transport sectors. He joined Nissan in 1994 leading a number of advanced design and production projects such as the New Primera, the Kino concept as well as the NV200 Concept Van. Appointed Design Director at Nissan Design Europe in 2004, Schwarz was responsible for the full design development of the record-selling Qashqai compact crossover. He was also involved in Brand projects for both Nissan and Infiniti and was in charge of the European perceived quality function. Visiting Professor at the Royal College of Art in London 2006-2011, Stéphane is a regular speaker at international conferences.Today, Schwarz collaborates with Zagato, the renowned Milanese coachbuilder.