In 1980 Benedek Toth left communist Hungary and came to the United States, determined to become a professional car designer. Working full time during his studies in 1985, he graduated with honors from Art Center in Pasadena, California. His big opportunity came in 1987 when he accepted a design position with Mercedes-Benz in Germany.
For the next 10 years 'Herr Toth' worked at Mercedes' Design Headquarters in Sindelfingen. One of the highlights of his career was his appointment to lead designer and project coordinator for the C-Class. "To be able to personally follow and manage a vehicle design from sketches to a finished production car is every car designer’s dream come true" he says. After working on high profile projects such as the current SL, S-Class, and Maybach, Benedek joined the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design team in California.
The Kemp Auto Museum is pleased to carry the largest collection of one-of-a-kind artwork from artist/designer Benedek Toth. The exhibition is on display in the main gallery during regular operating hours. Prints for purchase are available upon request.