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CALLUM: New design and engineering business launched

CALLUM, a new design and engineering business that will create bespoke and limited-edition products across the sectors of design, lifestyle and travel, has launched. CALLUM is a collaboration of talented and experienced individuals with a desire to invent, intrigue and excite, led by founding members Ian Callum CBE, David Fairbairn, Adam Donfrancesco and Tom Bird.

CALLUM’s comprehensive 20,000ft2 facility in Warwick houses the latest in design, engineering and manufacturing technology, enabling the design and creation of bespoke products in-house with details of the first CALLUM project to be released in the coming weeks.

The next chapter for award-winning British designer, Ian Callum CBE has been revealed with the launch of CALLUM, a design & engineering business / Picture: CALLUM


Design Director, Ian Callum said: “I wanted to get back to the essence of creativity; the challenge of producing something wonderful and personal. To design the alternative has always been my mantra, but always the beautiful alternative and something to enjoy. In today’s modern world, collaboration is the catalyst for new ideas, and this is our ethos and inspiration, both within our team and as we look to work with partners in the future. CALLUM is an exciting new chapter that will focus on ‘Journeys to Destinations’, and all that encompasses.”

Programme Director, David Fairbairn added: “CALLUM brings together highly-experienced, skilled and enthusiastic people that share the same want – the opportunity and freedom to create and produce products that excite. We love what we do, and we have the passion, collective experience and know-how to create some very special, diverse products across design, lifestyle and travel.”

Its network of 18 individuals have experience spanning art, audio, automotive, fashion, lifestyle and motorsport. The four founding members of CALLUM are:

Ian Callum, design director

The celebrated British designer known for his award-winning automotive designs, including the Aston Martin Vanquish, Vantage and DB9, Jaguar F-Type, F-PACE, XJ and, most recently, the World Car of the Year Award-winning I-PACE, amongst others.

David Fairbairn, programme director

David has more than 18 years’ experience in the automotive industry and includes the recreation of the Jaguar Lightweight E-Type amongst his career highlights.

Adam Donfrancesco, engineering director

a prolific design engineer whose accomplishments include road and race cars for Noble, the Aston Martin GT8 and GT12, and Jaguar’s F-Type GT4.

Tom Bird, commercial director

Tom has gained extensive experience at PWC, Barclays and Jaguar Land Rover, working on global business expansion and special projects, including the Jaguar C-X75 and its iconic movie appearance.