Merc CMF lead talks luxury and innovation

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Car Design News chats with Occa Büchner from Mercedes-Benz about the latest colour and material trends

Colour and trim (C&T) was once perhaps an underappreciated field of automotive design, but with such a heavy focus on interiors across almost every vehicle segment, there has never been a better time to be working in C&T.

At the same time, new expectations around sustainability are shaking up the mix of materials that can realistically be deployed, steering designers down new avenues and redefining what is expected of a luxury interior. With this in mind, we caught up with Occa Büchner, who heads up colour and trim material innovations at Mercedes-Benz, to discuss the latest trends and challenges facing those in the trade. 

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