Rea Stark

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Rea Stark
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Born06/11/1983
St. Gallen
NationalitySwitzerland, Croatia
Net worth100 million USD
Board member ofPiëch Automotive
Parents
  • Johann Holzner (father)
  • Dragica Rajcic (mother)

Rea Stark (* St. Gallen, June 11, 1983) is an industrial designer, entrepreneur and investor. He has Croatian and Swiss origin.

Life and works[change | change source]

Stark graduated as a designer from the GBS School of Design in St. Gallen, Switzerland. He founded his own design studio and worked as an industrial designer for Sony, LG, Canon and Nespresso.[1] , among others. In 2016, Stark founded Piëch Automotive in Zurich with Anton Piëch, the son of former VW supervisory board chairman Ferdinand Piëch.[2][3]

In 2020 Stark founded the Quantum Group. He made an $11.5 billion offer to VW for the Lamborghini brand,[4] making headlines around the world.[5][6][7] The offer has been rejected by the VW concern so far (facts from June 2021) [8][9][10]

At the end of 2020 Stark has relinquished his role as one of the two CEOs of Piëch Automotive. According to his own statement, he stepped down from the company's operational role, but continues as chief design officer responsible for the creative area.[11]

Stark lives in Zurich.[12]

Awards (selection)[change | change source]

Related articles[change | change source]

  • Piëch Automotive
  • Industrial design
  • Quantum Group

Sources[change | change source]

  1. "Swiss Design Association – Rea Stark". www.swiss-design-association.ch. Archived from the original on 2021-10-09. Retrieved 2021-09-30.
  2. Gilb, Christopher. "Dieser Mann will mit seiner Zuger Firma Lamborghini kaufen". Luzerner Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 2021-09-30.
  3. magazin, manager. "Offerte bestätigt: Konsortium will VW-Tochter Lamborghini kaufen". www.manager-magazin.de (in German). Retrieved 2021-09-30.
  4. Gilb, Christopher (2021-09-30). "Dieser Mann will mit seiner Zuger Firma Lamborghini kaufen". Luzerner Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 2021-09-30.
  5. Reuters (2021-05-26). "Lamborghini bidder Quantum makes innovation pitch to Volkswagen". Reuters. Retrieved 2021-09-30.
  6. "Will Lamborghini be sold again? | Axon's Automotive Anorak | GRR". www.goodwood.com. Retrieved 2021-09-30.
  7. "Offer To Purchase Lamborghini Increases To $11.5 Billion". Motor1.com. Retrieved 2021-09-30.
  8. Online, FOCUS. "Investoren wollen Marke Lamborghini kaufen - aber VW-Konzern lehnt ab". FOCUS Online (in German). Retrieved 2021-09-30.
  9. "Unfazed by VW rejection, Rea Stark's Lamborghini bid still stands". www.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2021-09-30.
  10. "Slobodna Dalmacija - Kaštelanin stvorio prvi švicarski električni automobil! Rea Stark Rajčić (38), Hrvat iz St. Gallena, govori ekskluzivno za 'Slobodnu': Matu Rimca ne vidim kao konkurenciju, naši proizvodi se razlikuju". slobodnadalmacija.hr (in Croatian). 2022-03-07. Retrieved 2022-11-16.
  11. "Elektromobilität: Piëch Automotive schaltet Gang höher". autohaus.de (in German). Retrieved 2021-09-30.
  12. Gilb, Christopher. "Dieser Mann will mit seiner Zuger Firma Lamborghini kaufen". Luzerner Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 2021-09-30.
  13. Gilb, Christopher. "Dieser Mann will mit seiner Zuger Firma Lamborghini kaufen". Luzerner Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 2021-09-30.
  14. "Piëch Mark Zero - Winner - Passenger Vehicles - German Design Award". www.german-design-award.com (in German). Retrieved 2021-09-30.
  15. "Piëch Mark Zero". Design Preis Schweiz (in German). 2020-08-26. Retrieved 2021-09-30.
  16. "Design Preis Schweiz: "Winner Energy Efficiency Prize ist Piëch Mark Zero"". Umwelt Perspektiven (in German). 2019-11-05. Archived from the original on 2021-10-06. Retrieved 2021-09-30.