GAC Design Studio Milano / 2022.
Chinese brand GAC Motors for who I'm working for has decided to open a new advanced design studio in Europe.
Among the main design studio in Guangzhou, GAC has already advanced studios in Los Angeles and Shanghai.
The new studio is located in Tortona district, Milan, Italy, known for being one of the most important spot during
the Design week. It used to be Giovanni Gastel's photo studio. The famous photographer unfortunately
passed away few vears ago and his sons decided to rent the place. We - with the agreement of Mr Gastel's
family - decided to keep some part of the studio unchanged in memory of his tather : His office and his
amazing collection of books are remaining there.
The other idea we had about how to do this project was to celebrate Italian and Milanese lifestyle. We
decided to create a new type of office layout by designing first a cafe : GAC cafe ! When you enter the place,
you think vou are in a cool and cosy coffee shop but after few minutes you discover that there is a car
design studio hidden behind the bookshelves !
The GAC Milano studio team :
Fan ZHANG - VP, Head of Design, GAC R&D
Stephane JANIN - Design Director
Yann JARSALLE - Studio Chief
Thibault DEVAUZES - Strategy Chief
Valerio VESSELLA - Senior Designer
Florian WALTHER - Senior Designer
Alexis PONCELET - Designer
Edouard SUZEAU - Designer
Axel ERBEYLI - Designer
Gao SAl - Project Manager
Cheng LEIHAO - HR Manager
Yile XIANG - Finance Manager
Kunyan WEl - Project Manager (GZ)
Fei HAN - Finance Manager (GZ)