1 Futuristic designer: Luigi Colani on Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:42 am
It’s hard to say who’s the best designer ever because every famous designer has a philosophy behind his creations, so it’s only a matter of tastes. In my opinion, one very important designer (even if he is not famous as other ones) is Luigi Colani. He is a German designer born in Berlin. He studied industrial design in Germany and then moved to Paris to study aerodynamics. I like him as a designer because of his point of view about what means to design and how he translates the shapes of nature to objects that are simple and full of beauty. He says that the world is round shaped, everything in nature has curves so why does he has to use straight lines. He designed everything, cars, furniture, planes, boats, etc. The core of his work are cars and everything that has something to do with aerodynamics. He don’t use the normal shapes we are used to see in cars and planes, instead he creates animal shaped objects. He says nature has much more efficient designs than man, so he takes that to make some speed record cars, or efficient fuel savers trucks.
The concept of his work is called “Biodynamic” it means to take the nature as a source of inspiration and work.
Luigi Colani tries to picture future trough design. He also designed models of planes and trains for near future. He started to work in levitation trains even before they were invented, and also in planes that can carry more than 4 thousand people.
He was also invited to help in the creation of space shuttle cockpits due to his knowledge in ergonomics.