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