A surprise announcement from Hyundai this week reveals that its Head of Design for Hyundai-Kia, Belgian Luc Donckerwolke left the company at the end of April, after four years of guiding design for the Genesis brand, as well as the entire Hyundai-Kia ranges.
Citing 'personal reasons' it is believed Luc wishes to return to live in Europe, at his home in Bavaria. A replacement has not been named, and SangYup Lee remains Head of Design for Genesis and Hyundai.
It's very sad when such a talented designer leaves the scene. In my mind Luc is one of 'big design stars' to emerge in the last 15 years and his input will be missed.