Géza Lóczi

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Géza Lóczi is a Hungarian American car designer, Director of Design at Volvo Monitoring Concept Center[1](VMCC in Camarillo, California[2]).
He started drawing cars at the age of nine. When he was twelve, he carved cars out of wood and started painting them. He entered the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild, a model car competition sponsored by General Motors.[3] After building seven models in seven years for the competition, Lóczi learned a lot about designing, proportion, painting, craftsmanship and managing projects. These 1/12 scale models won him a scholarship to the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where he studied Transportation and Product Design.[3] In 1965, the final year of the competition, he won the top national award, a $5,000 scholarship.[3]

In 1980, Lóczi became a Design Manager at Volkswagen.[3] After that Lóczi established his own consulting design company.[3] In 1983 Lóczi worked as a consultant to Volvo in California,[4] then moved to Sweden to work with the company.[3] He moved back to California in 1985.[5] A year later when Volvo started a studio in California, he became the Chief Designer.[3]

He has been involved in the design of the Environmental Concept Car (ECC), P2 cars in production today (S80, V70 and S60[6]), the Safety Concept Car (SCC) shown at the Detroit Motor Show.[5] VMCC, the Volvo Cars think-tank[7] also designed the XC90, Volvo's entry into the North American SUV market.

Lóczi taught Transportation Design at the Art Center College from 1986 to 1996.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Resume of Géza Lóczi". Autoweb. Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2008-02-14.
  2. ^ "2001 Volvo S60 - The perfect blend of style, safety and performance". Automedia (founded by Robert E. Petersen). Retrieved 2008-02-14.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Transportation Design Alumni Profiles — Geza Loczi". Outer Circle (alumni magazine). Art Center College of Design. 2008. Archived from the original on July 4, 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-27.
  4. ^ "Volvo — the Camarillo connection". Camarillo Acorn. 2008-03-21. Retrieved 2009-01-27.
  5. ^ a b "Michelin Challenge Design Jury". Michelin North America. Archived from the original on 2008-11-13.
  6. ^ Llewellin, Phil (2000-09-23). "The power and the prestige". Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 2008-02-14.
  7. ^ "Volvo Monitoring & Concept Center: "We don't predict the future, we create it!". The Volvo Owners Club. Retrieved 2008-02-14.

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