Luigi Colani

1928-2019, Designer

Luigi Colani, born in Berlin in 1928, founded his legendary design workshop in 1955, with which he celebrated spectacular successes in a very short time: the Golden Rose international prize for creation and design in Geneva for the FIAT 1100 TV, the legendary Colani GT sports car, works for Alfa Romeo, Lancia, VW and BMW.

With the expansion to furniture creations, Colani rose to become a world-famous designer in the 1960s. This was followed by countless award-winning designs, studies of the future and products of world-famous manufacturers with which Luigi Colani decisively shaped the image of modern design, e.g. his ergonomic Canon T90 reflex camera, Sony headphones, which were exhibited in the New York Museum of Modern Art, computers, and many more.

An almost inexhaustible wealth of forms runs through his entire oeuvre like a leitmotif. Colani's designs are on permanent display in many museums around the world, including the design collection of the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich.

In 2019, Luigi Colani died in Karlsruhe at the age of 91.