___________________________________est. 2020VISION TO CREATE

is a new, pinnacle design house focused on exclusive, future mobility products.
We collaborate with our clients to offer designs for most exclusive coachbuild, bespoke products, as well as advanced sustainable production vehicles.
We are a group of designers, engineers, storytellers, and craftsmen, who have been significant contributors to the renaissance of ultra-luxury in the 21st century. The design team has extensive experience in shaping and directing designs and brands like Rolls-Royce Motorcars, Bentley Motors, Bugatti, Porsche, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, and more.
We are inspired by the power of innovation and collaboration. We love what we do and provide a relentless design for excellence.
We partner with the finest engineering and manufacturing houses. Together we can offer extraordinary and fully operational products.
Thurner Design was founded in 2020 by Andreas and Annette Thurner in California.

THURNER DESIGN is thrilled to announce a partnership with ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS / ZAHA HADID VIRTUAL REALITY GROUP (ZHVR) for future mobility system developments,introducing VERSE 1.0
For more information please visit Zaha Hadid Virtual Reality Group.


"As part of a partnership between ZHVR and THURNER DESIGN for future mobility systemdevelopments, Andreas Thurner developed a concept for a transportation system for mid- tofar-distance travel inside the virtual space. The design is a system of floating platforms,generated by the individual user and self-driving, the platform adapts its size to the numberof occupants and delivers the user to a selected destination at a choice of speeds fromscenic to fast. The platforms - called Gliders - can be spawned by the users at any of thepathways and their intersections embedded in the landscape. From a small, hand-sizedobject, drawn from their inventory, the Gliders grow into their functional size ready to beboarded. From there, users can select their destinations and can modify the platforms tooffer full enclosures, seating, displays, etc. hosting singular travellers or groups that woulduse the Gliders for gatherings and tours." (Zaha Hadid VR Group)

MULLEN FIVE - 2021 MULLEN FIVE designed by THURNER DESIGN. Winner of THE ZEVAS AWARD. Best zero-emission SUV at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2021.

Andreas Thurner Founder and President of THURNER DESIGN

graduated from the University of Design Pforzheim, Germany in 2004.
Sponsored by BMW Advanced Design, Andreas based his final theses, and interpretation of a future BMW 7 Series, on interviews he conducted with BMW Designers of the 70s. Andreas draws inspiration from these interviews to this day.
In 2004, Andreas joined Rolls-Royce Motorcars where he designed the Rolls-Royce Ghost and Ghost SII, the Rolls-Royce Dawn, Rolls-Royce Phantom SII (Sedan, Convertible and Coupe), and co-designed and led the Rolls-Royce Wraith production development.
The Rolls-Royce Ghost was awarded by Red Dot in 2010 as "Best of the Best - for the Very Highest Level of Design". It is the most successful Rolls-Royce ever built. The Dawn was named by Robb Report the "Sexiest Rolls-Royce ever built".
In 2013, Andreas was appointed as Team Leader Advanced and Innovation Design at the BMW Group, being responsible for future concept design- and innovation developments for BMW, BMWi, MINI and Rolls-Royce Motorcars.
In 2016 Andreas and his family moved to California to join an innovative electric vehicle Start-Up. In 2019, Andreas was appointed as Vice President of Global Design and Architecture at Karma Automotive, where he was responsible for the concept and design development of the EV Hypercar SC2, which was awarded by Robb Report as: "Best of the Best - Concept Car of the Year 2020"
In 2020, Andreas and his wife, Annette, a designer and artist, founded Thurner Design in California, an innovative pinnacle branding, design, and development house with global operations and clients.


“For a designer to stand out and to be outstanding are to embody different qualities to me and Andreas has achieved both distinctions in the context of this work at BMW Design and in particular Rolls-Royce. I know Andreas as a soft-spoken deep thinker who contemplates and acts in a design mode that is extremely well suited for challenges where the intangibles of the brand are paramount. His design feeling is his own yet never out of reach to the rest of us; if anything, he was the step ahead in the elegant simplicity that many were hoping to achieve.”

Chris BangleFormer Design Director, BMW Group Design

“From the outset, it was clear that we had acquired a very special talent in Andreas, demonstrated by his rapid assimilation of authentic Rolls-Royce design themes as he set out about the task of creating tomorrow’s models with great success, his exterior design proposal for the (2009) Ghost model being just one of several of his projects chosen for production. He is an extremely hard-working and reliable team member, prepared to give his all in seeking the perfect solution for each situation”

Ian CameronFormer Design Director, Rolls-Royce Motorcars

”Andreas' final design model of the RR Ghost was so beautiful that I actually cried when he presented it, and even today the memory of that moment I cherish. It is a privilege to be with iconic design at the moment of its birth, and I thank Andreas for giving me that opportunity. He is a highly creative, solid, serious, and intellectual car designer that understands how important it is for his colleagues to join in his passion and share his triumphs. I am sure he has many more icons in him.”

Chris BangleFormer Design Director, BMW Group Design

“Mr. Thurner was responsible for the exterior design and design development of the Rolls-Royce Dawn. He performed the very demanding task in a remarkable and highly professional manner. Due to his outstanding project management competence, he resolved the conflicting goals in the design-technique-convergence process sustainably and confidently. His leadership skills and his team spirit had a very positive effect on the overall working atmosphere in the vehicle project. ”

Manfred DunkelFormer Vehicle Project Manager Rolls-Royce Dawn, Rolls-Royce Motorcars

“Andreas stood out as both a world-class design executive and leader for many reasons. Andreas's leadership was critical to successfully building a new, ultra-luxury brand. Andreas’s passion for excellence, enthusiasm, skill, and talent was evident in every project he undertook. Andreas and his team created and produced breakthrough designs! Karma’s SC1 and SC2 demonstrate the talent and vision that Andreas and his team have. Karma’s SC2 was awarded Best of the Best - Concept Car of the Year 2020 by Robb Report.”

John A. MaloneyFormer President & CEO, Volvo Cars North America. Former Chief Revenue Officer, Karma Automotive


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