Ian Callum, Jaguar’s Director of Design, has been named awarded the prestigious ‘Icon Award’ at the 2019 London Classic Car Show. Acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost automotive design talents, the award recognises Callum’s illustrious career and his impact throughout the industry.
The fifth annual London Classic Car Show showcased a celebratory exhibition of some of Callum’s most notable and career-defining cars; including the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE and the F-TYPE, winner of 2013 ‘World Car Design of the Year’. Significant cars from Ian’s early career such as the Aston Martin DB7, Vanquish and Ford RS200 were also on display.
In 2005, Ian was awarded the title of Royal Designer for Industry from the RSA and in 2014 received the Minerva Medal – the highest accolade bestowed by the Chartered Society of Designers, awarded for a lifetime’s achievement in design. Callum continues to lead a team of highly talented designers at Jaguar’s design studios in Coventry and has received six honorary doctorates from universities around the world.
I had the chance to chat with Ian a few years back, and came away much inspired.