Robert Lesnik: Director Exterior Design.
Designing all series production models.
What department do you head?
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.
“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.