Robert Lesnik in a corridor at work.

Robert Lesnik: Director Exterior Design.

Mercedes-Benz Exterior Design is where the forms and proportions of all passenger car series – from the A to the S-Class – are designed.
  • Robert Lesnik: Director Exterior Design.

  • Designing all series production models.

    What department do you head? 

    Exterior Design.

    What are the main tasks of your department? 

    Together with the team we design all series production models in the Mercedes-Benz passenger car portfolio.

    What is your typical working day like? 

    A typical working day primarily consists of close collaboration with the engineers, modellers, project managers and designers.

    The Mercedes-Benz AMG GT.
    Robert Lesnik, Director Mercedes-Benz Exterior Design.

    “Encountering the world with eyes wide open.”

    Where does your enthusiasm for design come from? 

    From my childhood when I had the opportunity to tinker around with cars in my father’s car garage.

    What do you like to do in your leisure time? 

    I spend my leisure time with my family or else I go cycling or skiing.

    What inspires you? 

    Simply encountering the world around me with my eyes wide open and taking in new experiences.

    Who or what would you have liked to be? 

    An aeroplane designer back when computers didn’t exist.

    Previous positions within the company.

    Director Exterior Design, 2014
    Senior Manager Exterior Design Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars, Daimler AG, 2011
    Manager Exterior Design Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars, Daimler AG, 2009

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