Luigi Colani was born in Berlin, on August 2nd, 1928. Earlier, he started noticing the shapes and how they could connect to the environment. He studied sculpture at the Fine Arts Academy of this same city, specializing on aerodynamics at Paris University and, at last, he studied the new materials appliance -- what seems to explain the most part of his trace.
Automobiles, airplanes, bicycles, furniture, glasses, pianos, robots... The German designer drew it all. And he made all of this with his own style, based on vibrating curves evoking animal and vegetal shapes -- which he named biodynamic lines. All the projects he elaborates show up a very strong and even megalomaniac image that become them unmistakable. The audacity of his creations is notorious.
The earth is round, all the heavenly bodies are round; they all move on round or elliptical orbits. This same image of circular globe-shaped mini worlds orbiting around each other follows us right down to the microcosmos. We are even aroused by round forms in species propagation related eroticism. Why should I join the straying mass who want to make everything angular? I am going to pursue Galileo Galilei's philosophy: my world is also round.
-- Luigi Colani
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