For the new A-Class, Peter Balko designed part of the modern and luxurious interior. As Creative Interior Manager at Mercedes-Benz Design, Peter is responsible for shapes and ideas. Together with his team, he has created the vehicle’s door handles, centre console, air vents and seats. The son of an artist, Peter remains intrigued by harmony in all its shapes and guises – even after work, playing his electric guitar. For him, art and design simply belong together. A notion he has pursued his entire life, or at least since he built his first electric guitar, aged 14.