Mercedes x MOME
„When I first came here 20 years ago, everything was much smaller", said Gordon Wagener in his opening speech at the Mobility Design Lab in June 2022. This is true. Both MOME and the vehicle design programme have come a long way in the last two decades. The cooperation was a great opportunity not only for the young students, but also for Mercedes-Benz, as Prof. h.c. Peter Pfeiffer,
the brand’s head of design at the time, said. “Our main goal is to support universities and students around the world, as well as industry links.
Naturally, it is also in our own interest to contribute to the training of young people for Mercedes Design. We welcomed young designers as collaborators in our design department.”
András Húnfalvi, teacher of MOME’s Vehicle Design programme
Dániel Ruppert, teacher of MOME’s Vehicle Design programme
Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer Mercedes-Benz Group AG
Thomas Saeltze, Design Manager at Mercedes-Benz
Robert Lešnik, Head of Exterior Design at Mercedes-Benz
The first contact between DaimlerChrysler and MOME takes place.
Alongside Harard Leschke, Head of Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles (Vans and Trucks) Gerhard Honer also becomes involved in the programme.
The large-scale exhibition ‘The Magic of Design’ at the Museum of Applied Arts showcases the designs and models of several students.
The university awards Senior Vice President of Mercedes-Benz Design Peter Pfeiffer the title of Professor Emeritus.
Gorden Wagener becomes head of design at Mercedes-Benz and also takes over the management of the collaboration with the university.
Gorden Wagener is awarded the title of Professor Emeritus by the University Senate.
The exhibition ‘Hommage á Mercedes-Benz’ also features MOME students in Stuttgart, where nine designs, including a life-size model, are presented.
To celebrate the anniversary of the collaboration, an exhibition entitled ‘10 years into the future’ opens at the Palace of Arts in Budapest.
In addition to the latest Mercedes-Benz models, Design Week Budapest 2014 also showcases five concepts developed in collaboration with MOME design students.
The MOME-Mercedes-Benz cooperation is presented in Transylvania as part of the Design Week in Sfântu Gheorghe.
MOME and Mercedes-Benz celebrate 15 years of collaboration at the Museum of Applied Arts.
A spectacular and successful presentation is given at the Balassi Institute in Stuttgart by students from the MOME’s Design department.
The new MOME campus opens, including a dedicated workshop for the Vehicle Design programme.
The Stefan Lengyel Scholarship of Excellence is established.
Gorden Wagener opens the MOME Mobility Design Lab.
In our publication available online, we showcase the milestones of our partnership over the past 20 years including recent year's outstanding student projects, as well as legendary vehicle designers and the recipe for iconic car designs.