Thursday, April 20, 2006

photograph courtesy Alcantara
Fuori Salone - Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia. I was working all week on my photographic assignments and my first job was at the science museum of Milan at the exhibition Alcantara Style and Italian Car Design. The exhibition testifies the stimulating relationship between a unique material like Alcantara and the creativity of major Italian car designers. The show revisits five decades of Italian car design, illustrated by 15 concept cars created by the great masters of international car design: Bertone, Giugiaro and Pininfarina. It was a fascinating journey, where the evolution of culture, aesthetics and fashion merge with the most innovative car design of the past fifty years. Above, is the beautiful sports car Birdcage 75th designed by Pininfarina. The concept of the Birdcage 75th, is a homage to the spirit of the dream car era, it is based on the road racing chassis of the Maserati MC12. The sports car, seeks to create a functional and dynamic automotive sculpture and to capture the ultimate expression of speed, sensuality and elegance. The contrast struck between its organic fluidity and the severe tension of its mechanicals, creates a dynamism seldom realized.
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