His latest project is the Southern Californian design studio, which has been established in the former 13,500 square-foot Mercedes Benz Advanced Design Studio. Housed within the facility are individual project rooms, an outside viewing area and full modeling capabilities with two surface plates.
The studio staff includes managing director Neil Brooker, design manager Michael Castiglione and chief engineer Stuart Macey, reports Automotive News.
Okuyama is yet to reveal exactly what projects the new team will be working on but we do know that it won’t be just cars on their drawing boards and sketch pads. The studio will also delve into furniture design, eyewear and other products. Furthermore, Okuyama will also be offering a new coachbuilding service.