Ian Callum on his new venture – and his new Vanquish

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Avto9245 spoke to Ian Callum about his new design firm, CALLUM, as well as its first project, the Aston Martin Vanquish 25 by CALLUM, created alongside R-Reforged.

“I decided 10 years ago that it would be 20 years [at Jaguar]. I made a conscious decision after 10 years that the job wasn’t really done; it took a lot longer than I ever thought it would, and that’s just the nature of the beast, of the car business. So, I decided to give it another 10 years – and when the 20 years was up, I was ready to go,” Callum said of leaving Jaguar Land Rover.

“I felt I’d done what I had to do. I had a very good team, which I’d built up – and I’ve left it with the team to continue – and I felt my job was done. But, I did have an obligation to create work around a specific brand, and nothing else. Our leadership was quite clear that we didn’t really work with any other partners, and I just thought that, ever since I’d been at college doing Industrial Design, there was always that need to try and break out and do other things.” 

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