Luigi Colani is German designer of Italian and Polish origin. He contributed to significant strides in the automobile and aviation industry. Qualified as the “Leonard de Vinci of the 20th Century” in Japan, he is the inventor of bio-design.
Since the beginning of his career, he had the will to develop useful creations with a remarkable precision and in harmony with their environments. The “Messiah of the Design” as he is called in Japan, designed glasses, clothes, but also pieces of furniture including the desk and chair model for child named Zocker (1971). Biography Luigi Colani was born in 1928 in Germany. He studied sculpture and painting at the Beaux-arts in Berlin then aerodynamic at the Paris-Sorbonne University. During the 50s, he designed the aerodynamic for cars such as Fiat, Lancia, BMW, Alfa Romeo and Ferrari. He also worked for aviation industry and important manufacturer such as Boeing and Rokwell. Then, he focused on pieces of furniture, pen, kitchen and train. He attaches a particular attention to shapes and use. He is the inventor of bio-design, a technical which consists to taking inspiration from nature to answer to conception problematical. Colani is an important personality of the world of design.
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