Introduction
Luigi Colani (born Lutz Colani 2 August 1928), is a German industrial designer of Kurdish descent .His long career began in the 1950s when he designed cars for companies such as Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Volkswagen, and BMW. In 1957, he dropped his given first name Lutz and henceforth went by the name of Luigi. In the 1960s, he began designing furniture, and as of the 1970s, he expanded in numerous areas, ranging from household items such as ballpoint pens and television sets to uniforms and trucks and entire kitchens. A striking grand piano created by Colani is manufactured and sold by the Schimmel piano company. His unconventional designs have made him famous, not only in design circles, but also to the general public. He has received numerous design awards, although his unconventional approach has left him largely an outsider from the mainstream of industrial design.
Wikidata
Q61130
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Nationality
German
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Designer
Names
Luigi Colani, Lutz Colani
Ulan
500270004
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